Witness reveals Pension boss Maina's money laundering scheme in court

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A witness in the ongoing trial of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team PRTT, ABDULRASHEED MAINA, has told a federal high court that one of the bank accounts used for money laundering by MAINA was registered in his sisters name.

Bashir, a witness in the ongoing trial of, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday that MAINA’S sister was the certified owner of one of the bank accounts allegedly used to launder money.

MAIRO BASHIR, who was the first prosecution witness presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, is a business manager in the bank.

She told the court that the account despite bearing the name of MAINA’s sister was being operated by him.

BASHIR in a cross examination by ESTHER UZOMA, MAINA’S counsel, revealed that she found out MAINA was the signatory to the account when he visited her at her office and signed a cheque.

She also said she did not report to the authorities and admitted that she was related to MAINA adding that he bears her son’s educational responsibilities in Dubai.

ABDULRASHEED MAINA is facing charges up to twelve counts bothering on money laundering to the tune of over two billion naira.

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