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Maina’s son, Faisal escapes to U.S through Niger – EFCC

The son of the ex-Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, Faisal has escaped to the United States of America (USA), after sneaking into the Niger Republic through one of the nation’s porous borders.

A lawyer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar confirmed the development on Thursday at the resumed hearing in his money laundering trial before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Faisal, who us being tried before the same judge with his father, went underground, the same way Maina, did after they were granted bail.

While Maina was re-arrested in Niger Republic and has since been ordered to be remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja, his son had remained elusive until EFCC got intelligence that he has since fled to the US, where he is believed to be a citizen.

Abubakar told the court on Thursday that, from the information at the disposal of the EFC, Faisal sneaked to the USA through the Republic of Niger.

He faulted claim by defence lawyer, Anayo Adibe that Faisal was being held by either the police in Sokoto State.

Loveth Ogedegbe: Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 2/04/2021 10:55:00 pm


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