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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son, Faisal, sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced Faisal, son of the erstwhile chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, to 24 years imprisonment.

Justice Okon Abang, in his judgment, held that Faisal, who was sentenced in absentia, was guilty of all the three-count charge.

Faisal was handed down a five-year jail term for two charges, and 14 years imprisonment on a third charge. The prison terms would ruin concurrently.

Justice Abang had fixed the matter for judgment after the then Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, adopted the commission’s final written address and urged the court to convict Faisal in all the three counts levelled against him, “the prosecution having proved the case beyond all reasonable doubt.”

Faisal’s father, Maina, is standing a separate trial on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering.

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