Faisal Arrested for Money laundry


The Son of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team Chairman Faisal Maina has been arrested.

Faisal who was undergoing prosecution in a separate three-count money laundering case at the Federal High Court in Abuja had jump bail and stop attending his trial.


He has been arrested in the Republic of Niger and brought back to face his trial for the laundering of 2 Billion naira in the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Though he had jumped bail and stopped attending the trials, it was still going on in his absence.

On the 24th November,2020 Justice Abang Okon revoked the bail granted him and ordered for his immediate arrest.

The  surety of the defendant, who is the member of Representatives representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency, Umar Dan-Galadima was ordered to appear in court. But at the hearing on Thursday the surety’s lawyer, Mr E. Sheriff, admonished the court to suspend the hearing of the forfeiture proceedings due to the fact that he gathered in information on the arrest of Faisal.

The prosecution counsel, Mr Faruk Abdullah,confirmed the arrest but further made mention that he had not yet been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC).

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