Maina’s kinsmen ask Okon Abang to hands-off his Money Laundering Trial

Kinsfolks of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is standing trial on money laundering charges before the federal high court in Abuja have asked the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang to hands-off the case against Maina.

In a statement signed on behalf of the family, Aliyu Maina, alleged that Maina’s trial has been tainted with extreme elements of bias and injustice and that Abang made several prejudicial statements against the defendant in the open court.

They assumed as well that aside from tele guiding the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on how to present its case, the Judge, insisted that Maina who is critically ill and on hospital admission, must present himself in court for trial.

They want justice Abang to recuse himself from the said case in the interest of justice and fairness while asking the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad to wade into the matter.

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