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Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, adjourned till December 21, 2020, for the adoption of the final written address of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the trial of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, son of the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is facing prosecution by the Commission on a three-count charge of false asset declaration and money laundering to the tune of N58 million.

The court will also on the same adjourned date, rule on EFCC’s application for committal to prison of Sani Umar Dan Galadima, who is surety to Faisal.

In asking for adjournment, Faisal’s new lawyer, Anayo Adibe, pleaded for time to be acquainted with the case, while Galadima’s lawyer, M.E. Sheriff, informed the court that he got news of the defendant’s arrest and craved for time to confirm the development.

Justice Abang refused Adibe’s application for adjournment but granted that of Sheriff.

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