Maina’s Trial: Court Summons Malami, Magu, Others
Information reaching us that, Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami and former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu to testify before it in the ongoing case against former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina.
Presiding Judge, Justice Okon Abang, signed a subpoena on Wednesday ordering 10 persons to come before the court on 9th, 10th and 11th March to testify in Mr Maina’s defence. Others who were also subpoenaed include Femi Falana, M. Mustapha, Hassan Salihu, Mohammed Wakil, G.T Idris, Kenneth Amabem, Ibrahim Kaigama and the director of compliance, Central Bank of Nigeria.
The first defence witness in the case, Ngozika Ihuoma, had alleged that Mr Magu misappropriated 222 properties worth N1.63 trillion recovered by the Maina-led PRTT. He alleged that Mr Magu had sold most of the properties to his friends and associates. READ ALSO: Nigeria To Receive £4.2m ‘Ibori Loot’ From UK Mr Ihuoma had also told the court that AGF and the national security adviser met with Mr Maina in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) in January 2016, “After the meeting in Dubai, Maina gave the delegation intelligence report that led to the recovery of N1.3 trillion out of the N3 trillion promised to recover,” the witness said. Abdulrasheed Maina is standing trial for allegedly laundering money to the tune of N2 billion.