10 December 2020 By Victoria Abah
The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charges has collapsed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Maina slumped shortly after the court resumed proceedings in the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm.
Maina had on Wednesday after the EFCC closed its case with nine witnesses, secured permission of the court to enter a no-case-submission to the charge against him.
However, when the case was called today, Maina’s lawyer, Mr. Anayo Adibe told the court that his client would not be able to proceed with his application.
The defence lawyer was about to make further submission when his client, Maina, slumped beside the dock where the court permitted him to sit, a development that forced trial Judge, Abang to suspend sitting.
As at the time of filing in this report, Maina is yet to b revived by the medical officers at the court.