Tue. Aug 16th, 2022
Faisal Maina

A federal high court in Abuja has sentenced Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, to 24 years in prison.

In the judgment delivered on Thursday, Okon Abang, trial judge, found Faisal guilty on a three-count money laundering charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Okon, who handed down a five-year jail term for count one bordering on money laundering offenses, sentenced Faisal to 14 years imprisonment on count two.

The judge, thereafter, sentenced Faisal to five years prison terms on count three which bordered on asset declaration offense.

Okon ruled that the prison terms would run concurrently.

Justice Abang had fixed the matter for judgment after the then Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, adopted the commission”s final written address and urged the court to convict Faisal in all the three counts leveled against him, “the prosecution having proved the case beyond all reasonable doubt.”

(Guardian)

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