Court Directs Lawmaker To Forfeit Property As Faisal Maina Absconds

4 February 2021 By Victoria Abah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has fled to the United States.

The EFCC through its Counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, made this known to Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Abubakar said from the information at the disposal of the anti-graft agency, Faisal sneaked to the USA through the Republic of Niger.

But counsel to the defendant, Anayo Adibe noted that the Police had previously confirmed the arrest of his client in Sokoto, adding that his travel documents had also been deposited in court, thereby faulting the prosecution’s claims.

Earlier, Justice Abang, in a committal proceeding ruling, ordered Faisal’s surety, who is a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Dan-Galadima, representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, to forfeit a property used as a bail bond.

Faisal was granted a N60 million bail with a surety in the like sum who must be a serving member of the House of Representatives.

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