Son of ex-Pension boss, Faisal Maina, bags 14yrs jail term for money laundering

Faisal, son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was yesterday convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The court, in a judgement delivered by trial Justice Okon Abang, found Faisal guilty on all the three-count money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him.

The 22-year-old Faisal, who had since June 24, 2020, failed to appear for his trial, was convicted in absentia.

The court ordered that he should be arrested anywhere he is found in Nigeria and remanded in any Correctional Service Center to serve his jail term immediately.

In the event that it is confirmed that the convict escaped from the country after he jumped bail, the court, in the judgement, ordered that the Federal Government should upon tracing him to anywhere outside the court, “legally or lawfully commence extradition process to bring him into the country to serve the jail term”.

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