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Court Orders Arrest Of Maina’s Son, Faisal



Zainab Sanni

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday revoked the bail granted the son of ex-Chairman of the Pension Reform Tasks Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, Faisal and issued bench warrant for his arrest.

Justice Okon Abang in a court ruling granted an oral application by the prosecuting lawyer, Mohamed Abubakar for the revocation of Faisal’s bail and ordering his arrest for failing to turn up for his trial.

Faisal is being tried for money laundering related offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the court.

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Abubakar had noted that Faisal has failed to attend court to stand trial, as against the undertaking that he would always attend court.

Justice Abang also granted Abubakar’s request the summons be issued on Faisal’s surety, Umar Sani Dan Galadima (Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State) to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60million bail bond he undertook to forfeit should Faisal jumps bail.

The judge ordered the lawmaker to attend court Wednesday to show cause, failing which an arrest order shall be made against him.

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