H3>Just in: The Appeal Court upholds Maina’s eight-year sentence for fraud involving N2.1 billion
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the conviction and eight-year sentence imposed on the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, for laundering about N2.1 billion.
In a judgment on Friday, a three-member court panel unanimously affirmed the November 8, 2021, judgment given by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abija, convicting and sentencing Maina.
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In the lead judgment, Justice Elfreda Williams-Daudu also affirmed the various interlocutory rulings delivered in the course of the trial at the Federal High Court, which Maina appealed against.
Justice Williams-Daudu, who resolved the two issues identified for determination against Maina, held that he was not denied a fair hearing by the trial court and that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
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