The Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned some related persons to testify in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, the chairperson of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
Those expected to appear in court are the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the Governor of Central Bank (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Ibrahim Magu,a former acting chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The judge, Okon Abang, in a series of subpoenas separately addressed to the individuals, ordered them to appear in court on March 9, 10, and 11, 2021 to give evidence.
Mr Abang signed the subpoenas on March 8 following applications by Mr Maina, who is being prosecuted for laundering over N2billion in pension funds.
At least 13 subpoenas were issued by the judge summoning the named persons and officials to appear in court at the instance of Mr Maina.
Others summoned by the court through separate subpoenas are, M. Mustapha of Zenith Bank Abuja, Hassan Salihu of ICPC, G.T. Idriss also of ICPC, Mohammed Wakil, a retired commissioner of police and Kenneth Amabem.
The rest are, Kennedy Uzoka, Group Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Managing Director, Fidelity Bank, Ibrahim Kaigama of NIPSS, Jos, and the Director of Compliance, CBN.