Another Drama Scene As Ex-Pension Boss Maina Collapses In Court For Fraud Charges.(See Photo)

Abulrasheed Maina the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, on Thursday, collapsed before trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Maina, who is facing money laundering charges, slumped down shortly after the court resumed proceedings.

There was a 12-count charge preferred against him and his firm, Common Input Property and Investment Limited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Maina had on Wednesday told the Federal High Court that he has no case to answer in the allegation filed against him by the EFCC.

However Justice Abang adjourned the case until today Thursday (Dec. 10) for Maina’s lawyer, Adibe, to address the court orally and for the prosecution counsel, Abdullah, to respond to the no-case submission.

But when the case was called on Thursday, Adibe told the court that his client would not be able to proceed with his application.

The defence lawyer was about to make further submission when his client, Maina, slumped beside the dock where the court permitted him to sit.

Some lawyers and officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) quickly rushed to his aid, a development that forced trial Justice Abang to suspend sitting.

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