EFCC vs Maina: Court summons Malami, Magu, Falana others | TimeTestedNews


A Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), over the ongoing fraud case involving Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team.

Others summoned include: the Director of Compliance, Central Bank of Nigeria; an official of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Ibrahim Kaigama; a representative of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, G.T Idris; and a former Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakil.


Also summoned are: Hassan Salihu of the ICPC and M. Mustapha of Zenith Bank Plc.

The Summons read in part, “You are commanded in the name of the President and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend before this court… to give evidence on behalf of the 1st defendant (Maina).

Confirming receipt of his summons, Falana revealed that he was ready to appear before the court in order to address allegations that he allegedly bought one of the properties recovered by Maina.

He said, “I am delighted that the learned trial judge has provided me with the golden opportunity to shed light on the needless controversy.”

Maina was an assistant director before he was appointed in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan to head the pension reform task force.