Court Remands Maina In Kuje Prison

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Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has ordered the remand of the Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, at Kuje Correctional Centre, pending the conclusion of his trial.

Maina, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on N2bn money laundering charges, had jumped bail and fled to the Republic of Niger.

He was extradited to Nigeria on Thursday about two weeks after the court revoked his bail, ordered his arrest and directed that his trial would proceed in his absence pending when security agencies would be able to apprehend him.

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