I Have No Case To Answer, Abdulrasheed Maina Says
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he has no case to answer over allegations he laundered N2 billion, stolen from the pension fund.
Anayo Adibe, lawyer to Maina made his client’s intention known after he cross examined the ninth prosecution witness (PW9), Rouqquaya Ibrahim, an EFCC investigator.
Justice Okon Abang adjourned the matter until Friday Dec. 10 for counsel to defendant, Adobe, to address the court orally and for the prosecution counsel, Abdullah, to respond to the no-case submission.
The EFF arraigned Maina before Justice Abang, on 25 Oct 2019, alongside his firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd.
He pleaded not guilty to the 12 count charge..
On Tuesday, the ninth prosecution witness (PW9), Rouqayyah Ibrahim, a detective with the EFCC, continued her testimony, revealing how Maina, received diverted funds in dollars even while he was a fugitive in Dubai.
She also revealed how Maina operated portfolio companies with N3 billion turnover, without engaging in any business.
“We discovered that some of the funds, of which over 90 per cent were cash payment and deposits into the accounts were withdrawn in cash and laundered by the defendant.
“Some of these funds were converted to dollars and handed over to the defendant even while he had absconded to Dubai”, the witness said.
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