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Maina Remanded In Kuje Prison


A federal high court in Abuja has remanded Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), at Kuje correctional centre.

The court ordered that Maina would be in the prison until the end of his trial.

“The defendant is already on bench warrant, his bail having been revoked,” Okon Abang, the judge said.

“So, he shall be remanded in correctional service pending completion of trial.”

Maina, who is being tried for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2 billion, stopped attending court sessions in September, thereby setting his surety, Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, against the law.

Ndume was sent to the prison but was released after five days.

Justice Okon Abang, had issued a warrant of arrest against him.

On Monday, Maina was arrested in Niger Republic where he had taken refuge, and was extradited to Nigeria on Thursday.

In a blue kaftan and a traditional cap, Maina was brought before the court to face his trial on Friday.

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