BREAKING: Maina collapses in court during trial

Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has just collapsed in court during his trial.

The Federal Government is prosecuting Maina in a12-count charge before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The former pension boss collapsed at exactly 10:05 am when his counsel, Anayo Adibe was making submissions before Justice Okon Abang handling his trial.

Before the collapse of the former pension boss, his counsel was praying the court for an adjournment to enable him get record of the proceedings of the court to enable him prepare for the no case submission he intends to file on behalf of his client.

The court had to rise abruptly to enable officials of the Correctional Service and relations of the former pension boss to attend to him.

As at the time of filing this report at about 10:30am, Maina is yet to be revived.

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The matter was on Wednesday adjourned till today, December 10, 2020 for defendant to argue his no case application and for the prosecution to respond to same orally.

Maina is being prosecuted by the Federal Government on a 12-count charge of alleged money laundering to a tune of N2 billion.

Details later…

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

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