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Court orders EFCC to detain Maina, Son in custody

Abdulrasheed Maina

A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to detain Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal in its custody, pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation.

Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team and his son were arrested at an Abuja hotel, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to detain Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal in its custody, pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation.

Court orders EFCC to detain Maina, Son in custody

Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team and his son were arrested at an Abuja hotel by the Department of State Services (DSS) following a request by the Commission.

Faisal, are to remain in EFCC custody, pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation, following an order which was given on October 7, 2019, Thisday reports.

The exparte application by the anti-graft agency, empowers the Commission to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days.

The court however noted that the order is “subject to be reviewed if necessary”, the Commission said in a statement.

Maina and his son were subsequently handed to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution on  allegations of fraud and money laundering.

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