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CONTINUATION OF MAINA’S TRIAL

The trial of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform task team, Abdulrasheed Maina has been adjourned to February 19th 2021 following an application for Adjournment by the defendant’s new counsel Sani Katu, [san] on the basis that he needed adequate time to prepare for Maina’s defence.
Though prosecution counsel Salisu Abubakar opposed the motion, the court guided by section 396 of the administration of criminal justice act granted Maina’s prayer.
Maina is facing 12-count charge of alleged fraudulent conversion of public funds, to the tune of about 3.1 billion naira.
He is currently in correctional custody.

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