He’ll travel to US – EFCC reveals why court should reject Maina’s bail request


The EFCC has appealed to the court to deny Abdulrasheed Maina another bail

The anti-graft commission said the embattled ex-PRTT boss is trying to evade trail and travel to the US where his family resides as citizens

The agency also stated that Maina “did not suffer” any ailment that warrants him leaving Nigeria for treatment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told the trial court sitting on the corruption case of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina to denied his bail request.

In a statement to the court on Wednesday, January 20, the commission argued that Maina’s bail request in another attempt to evade trial and travel to the United States.

Maina, through his lawyer, had appealed to the court for clemency in terms of bail, citing deteriorating health conditions.
The former chairman of the now-defunct PRTF is presently facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the EFCC.


He was made to face and continue his trial on Thursday, December 10, where he collapsed at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. That, however, did not stop him from being sent back to jail as his trial continues.

Explaining why the court should deny Mina another bail, EFCC said the former PENCOM boss is planning to travel to the US where he and his family are citizens, The Punch reports.

The anti-graft commission reminded the court that Maina evaded bail in the first place and ran to Niger before being arrested and brought back to Nigeria.

“The first defendant (Maina) did not suffer or undergo any treatment for any health challenge in his knee whether in Nigeria or the Niger Republic,” EFCC said.


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