The previous Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been released from the Kuje Correctional Centre after nine months in incarceration.
Recall that Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention at the orders of the judge pending his perfection of bail.
However, his lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, in a telephone interview on Tuesday, said the Maina was finally released on Monday evening after completing the necessary documents for his freedom.
“We can only thank God and this is good for us because we will now have time to prepare for his defence; we will now have good conferencing on the matter.
“We will have a better perspective of what the case is all about. And this will also allow him to treat himself you know he has been very ill to stand the trial,” he said.
Another counsel to Maina, Afam Osigwe, also confirmed that his client had been released from the correctional centre. “Yes, Maina came out yesterday (Monday). We have met all the bail conditions but they did not release him until yesterday,” he said, according to NAN.