Alleged money laundering: Faisal Maina flees to US, EFCC claims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Faisal Maina has fled to the United States.

Faisal is the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) who is being tried over an alleged money laundering.

On Thursday, EFCC prosecuting counsel Mohammed Abubakar told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the younger Maina had fled. The court is prosecuting Faisal on three counts of money laundering.

Abubakar said EFCC got information that Faisal sneaked to the US through the Republic of Niger.

Earlier on Thursday, the trial judge, Okon Abang, ordered Faisal’s surety, Sani Dan-Galadima, who is a member of the House of Representatives to forfeit a property used as a bail bond.

Dan-Galadima who represents Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, had entered into a N60million bail bond on behalf of Faisal.

Maina himself is also being prosecuted for separate charges of money laundering at the court. He jumped bail last year but was rearrested in Niger Republic.

Opposing a fresh bail application filed by Maina, the EFCC had told the court that Maina, with multiple citizenship, was trying to obtain a fresh passport with which to flee to the US when he was arrested in Niger Republic.

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