In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

‘I Want Six Weeks To Recuperate Earlier than Attending Trial’

'I Need Six Weeks To Recover Before Attending Trial'

Abdulrasheed Maina

Abdulrasheed Maina

A former chairman of the Pension Reform Job Staff (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has spoken from his hospital mattress about his trial.

The ex PRTT boss says he wants about six weeks to recuperate earlier than he can attend trial in courtroom, TheCable experiences.

Maina has been absent from trial since he was launched after assembly his bail situations.

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, who’s standing as a surety for Maina, had informed the federal excessive courtroom in Abuja on October three, that he didn’t know the whereabouts of the previous pension boss.

However Francis Oronsaye, Maina’s counsel, informed the courtroom that his shopper was at Maitama Normal Hospital receiving therapy.

Talking from a hospital mattress in a video which surfaced on Thursday, Maina mentioned he’s not making an attempt to evade trial.

“What the docs informed me is that I’ll want no less than six to seven weeks of restoration as a result of it’s a knee cap harm,”
Maina mentioned

He additionally mentioned he suffers a continuing rise in blood stress which impacts his head and makes him drowsy.

On the difficulty of asset restoration, Maina defined that he noticed a report which said that he would recuperate N10 billion, however he denied saying so.

“I by no means informed anybody to go and say so. However it’s one thing I can do. I did that through the Jonathan administration and we recovered N1.6 trillion as a committee and through this administration, I recovered N1.three trillion,”
he mentioned.

“I also can try this for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

“Think about an administration that owes me N65 billion, which is 5 p.c of my restoration of N1.three trillion, now placing me up for trial over N2 billion. Do they assume Nigerians are silly?

“Whether it is true, then the identical EFCC who’s taking me to courtroom must be joined as defendants within the case as a result of all the safety businesses had been a part of my workforce.”

Maina is standing trial on 12 counts of alleged cash laundering.

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