–Faisal Maina has being prosecuted in a separate three-count money laundering case like his father at the same court had skipped bail and stopped attending his trial.
Faisal Maina, is the son of the Ex-chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who was arrested on Tuesday.
This occured barely a week after Maina his father who jumped bail in his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja was arrested in the Republic of Niger and brought back to the court by Interpol agency.
Faisal who is being prosecuted in a separate three-count money laundering case at the same court had skipped his bail and quitted attending trial which had though continued in his absence.
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Justice Okon Abang of November 24, 2020, cancelled the bail granted to him and instructed his arrest.
The judge also directed the fleeing defendant’s surety, who is a member of the House of Representatives representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency, Umar Dan-Galadima, to show up in court.
But at the reopen hearing in the case on Thursday, surety’s lawyer, Mr M. E. Sheriff, prompted the court to suspend the hearing of the forfeiture proceedings because he got information that Faisal had been arrested.
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“My lord, I was reliably informed that the defendant had been arrested. He was arrested last night, and he is in custody,” the lawyer said.
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The prosecution counsel, Mr Faruk Abdullah, confirmed the development but said the defendant had not been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.