Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team (PRTT), collapsed in the dock during the resumed hearing in his N2bn money laundering trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday morning, December 10.
Today’s sitting was scheduled for the hearing of his no-case submission, following the close of the prosecution’s case with nine witnesses earlier on Wednesday December 9.
His lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was briefing the judge, Justice Okon Abang, that his team had yet to receive the records of proceedings requested from the court’s registry when Maina suddenly slumped.
Prison officials immediately rushed towards him to resuscitate him and get him proper medical care.
Watch below, this video of him being attended to after he slumped…
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Abdulrasheed Maina, who allegedly stole billions of pension funds has collapsed in court while being tried. Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina is being tried by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, which closed its case on Wednesday after calling nine (9) witnesses.
Abdulrasheed Maina who was re-arrested in Niger Republic after jumping bail, has filed a no-case submission before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Abdulrasheed Maina on Wednesday December 9, told the court that he has no case to answer regarding the charges brought against him by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Okon Abang who ruled on the application which was filed shortly after the prosecution witness from the EFCC, Rouqqayah Ibrahim concluded her testimony, adjourned the case till Friday, December 10, for the defense counsel to address the court orally and for the prosecution counsel to respond to the no case submission.
Abdulrasheed Maina is facing 12 counts of money laundering charges brought against him by the EFCC and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.