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Witness tells court Maina withdrew over $.320m from ATM in one day in Dubai

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UNBELIEVABLE! No court order yet declaring Abdulrasheed Maina wanted

A prosecution witness, Mairo Bashir has informed the Justice Okon Abang-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team and his son, Faisal withdrew huge sums of money from their accounts with the United Bank for Africa (UBA)

Bashir, a branch manager with UBA, while testifying under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Esther Uzonna, during the continuation of the trial on Wednesday, presented documents indicating that Faisal on June 13, 2019, withdrew N58.1m, a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed.

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“Under cross-examination, prosecution witness, Bashir disclosed that a cash withdrawal was made in Maina’s account on February 8, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates through an ATM to the tune of $323,396.

“This was captured in Exhibit B2, page three,” Uwujaren said.

The EFCC is prosecuting Maina on 12 counts bordering on operating fictitious bank accounts, fraud, money laundering and corruption to the tune of over N2bn, while his son is facing three counts bordering on money laundering, corruption and failure to fully disclose his asset.

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