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EFCC Reveals Why Court Should Deny Maina Bail

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Faisal Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why the trial court sitting on the corruption case of Abdulrasheed Maina should deny him bail.

In a statement to the court on Wednesday, January 20, the commission argued that the former Pension Reform Task Force (PRTT) boss’ bail request is another ploy 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 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.

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