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Maina’s trial: Court summons Malami, Magu, Emefiele, others to testify

The Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, on Tuesday, issued a subpoena, summoning Abubakar Malami, the Lawyer-Normal of the Federation (AGF) and Ibrahim Magu, former performing Chairman, EFCC.

They’re to testify within the ongoing case towards Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Activity Crew (PRTT).

The subpoena, signed on March 8 by the presiding choose, Okon Abang, additionally requested the Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and others to look earlier than the courtroom on March 9, March 10 and March 11 to provide their testimony.

Others who had been additionally subpoenaed embrace Femi Falana, SAN; M. Mustapha of Zenith Financial institution Abuja; Hassan Salihu of ICPC; G.T. Idriss additionally from ICPC; Mohammed Wakil, retired Commissioner of Police and Chief Kenneth Amabem.

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Others are Mr Kennedy Uzoka, Group Managing Director of United Financial institution for Africa (UBA); and Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Managing Director, Constancy Financial institution; Mr Ibrahim Kaigama of NIPSS Jos and the director of compliance with CBN.

The doc addressed to Malami and Magu reads: “You might be commanded within the identify of the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend earlier than this courtroom, at courtroom 6, on ninth, tenth, eleventh day of March 2021 at 9 o’clock within the forenoon, and so from everyday until the above case is tried, to provide proof on behalf of the first defendant.”

Recall that Maina is standing trial for allegedly laundering cash to the tune of N2 billion.

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Within the case, the primary defence witness, Ngozika Ihuoma, had whereas giving his proof, alleged that EFCC beneath Magu misappropriated 222 property price N1.63 trillion recovered by the Maina-led PRTT.

He alleged that Magu had offered a lot of the property to his mates and associates.

Ihuoma had additionally advised the courtroom that AGF and the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) met with Maina in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE), in January 2016.

“After the assembly in Dubai, Maina gave the delegation intelligence report that led to the restoration of N1.3 trillion out of the N3 trillion promised to recuperate,” the witness stated.

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