EFCC Arraigns Maina’s Son, Pleads Not Guilty

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned Faisal Maina who is the son of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.

Faisal Maina upon his arraignment by the EFCC on Friday pleaded not guilty to a 3-count charge brought against him.

He is being accused of operating an anonymous account between 2013 and 2016 and indirectly controlling an aggregate of over 58million naira between that period.

On October 3, he filed an asset declaration form in which he concealed some of his assets.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges bordering on money laundering.

Having pleaded not guilty, the Prosecutor, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, urged the court to remand the defendant in police custody at the Special Tactical Squad Asokoro in Abuja, where he is being investigated for alleged illegal possession of firearms.

The matter has been adjourned to November 6 for the commencement of trial on a day to day basis as the court will not entertain frivolous applications for adjournment.

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