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Alleged corruption: I have no case to answer, Maina tells Court




The former chairperson of the Defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, Wednesday made a no-case submission before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The former chairperson, through his legal counsel made this submission in reaction to the charges brought against him by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

TIMELY POST recalls that Mr Maina’s legal counsel filed this application shortly after the prosecution witness from the EFCC, Rouqqayah Ibrahim, an investigative officer, concluded her testimony.

After the cross-examination of the witness, the defense counsel told the court that it would like to apply for a no case submission.

The trial Judge, Okon Abang, adjourned the case until Friday, December 10, for the defense counsel to address the court, orally and for the prosecution counsel to respond to the no case submission.

A transaction from November 19, 2008 indicates a draft transfer to Adbsulrasheed Maina in the sum of N4,489,969.24.

A transaction done on December 15, 2008, also indicates a credit transfer into the account by Customs Immigrations and Prisons (CEPO) for N447,359.52.

Furthermore, the transaction of December 14, 2011 shows a transfer in favor of Nafisatu Yeldu for the sum of N4.8 million.

A transaction dated for December 19, 2011, also indicates a credit into the account from the office of head of service for N4,701,428.