Former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has collapsed in court.
Maina, who is being tried over an alleged 2 billion money laundering scandal, fainted in the dock at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.
The sitting was scheduled for the hearing of Maina’s claim that he had no case to answer. The sitting followed the close of the prosecution’s case with nine witnesses earlier on Wednesday.
The defence lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was briefing the judge, Justice Okon Abang, that his team had yet to receive the records of proceedings requested from the court’s registry when the loud thud of Maina’s fall drew attention to the dock.
Prison officials immediately rushed to him to attend to him. Justice Abang said the court would rise for about five minutes.