– Faisal Maina has escaped from Nigeria to the US
– The son of Abdulrasheed Maina who once headed the Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) got to America through Niger
– The information was made known by the EFCC on Thursday, February 4
– Maina had fled to Niger where he was recently arrested and brought back to Nigeria in 2020
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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, February 4, got a rather disturbing report about the whereabouts of Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT).
During a hearing on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s prosecutor, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang that Faisal is nowhere to be found in Nigeria, Daily Nigeria reports.
Abubakar revealed that from information made available to him, the son of the embattled former public servant is now in the United States (US).
The commission’s lawyer added that runaway Faisal got to America en route the Republic of Niger.
Earlier, Faisal, had been arrested. According to reports, Faisal was apprehended by the EFCC operatives on Wednesday night, December 9.
The anti-graft agency confirming the arrest of Maina’s son to the court on Thursday, December 10, noted that the 21-year-old had jumped since June 24, 2020.
Faisal who was declared wanted by the Federal High Court in Abuja is facing a three-count charge on money laundering levelled against him by the anti-graft agency.
This development is coming after the former chairman of the defunct PRTT on Thursday, December 10, collapsed before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja during his trial.
Maina fainted when his lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was addressing the court before Justice Okon Abang who was presiding over his case at exactly 10:05 am.
The development forced the court proceeding to end in order for officials of the Correctional Service and family members of Maina to attend to him.