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EFCC Operatives Tries To Re-Arrest Abdulrasheed Maina


Drama As EFCC Operatives Tries To Re-Arrest Abdulrasheed Maina

The move by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to re-arrest the convicted former Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, stirred drama at the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday.

Recall that the Federal High Court on Monday sentenced Maina to eight years imprison for money laundering.

The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, in his ruling in the suit filed by EFCC against Maina, sentenced him to cumulative eight-year imprisonment.

Abang ruled that the terms of imprisonment for all the 12 counts shall run concurrently from Oct. 25, 2019, being the date Maina was arraigned before the court.

However, as officers of the Kuje Correctional Centre move to take Maina to its facility, some operatives of the EFCC drove into the court premises with two vehicles, blocking the prison Hilux van that was about to convey Maina to the correctional centre.

The development which attracted attention saw operatives of the EFCC and the correctional centre cork their rifles in defence of their stand.

The officers of the correctional noted that they have the right to take him to their facility as he was just convicted.

A prison officer, who spoke with newsmen on the issue said the EFCC operatives came to rearrest Maina for another charge.

The officer said, “They said they have a warrant to rearrest him after he was just convicted.

“Our own stand is that the court just convicted him and if they need to rearrest him, they should come through the court.

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“The court will give the directive for us to obey.”