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Money laundering: Maina’s son, Faisal flees to US

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Son of the embattled erstwhile Chairman of Pension Reformed Task Force Team (PRTT), Faisal Maina has fled to the United States of America to escape being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Thursday in a trial that would have had him docked for money laundering involving him and his father who is now being detained.

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The prosecuting Counsel explained to the Court that Faisal escaped to the United States through the Republic of Niger to avoid being noticed.

The presiding Judge,.Okon Abang reacting to the development, considered his absence a breach of bail conditions which was earlier granted to the suspect to the tune of N60 million with sitting member of the House of Representatives as. a surety.

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He ruled that the member of the House of Representatives, Sani Dan-Galadima. representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, who stood as surety for the escaped suspect to forfeit a property used as a bail bond.

Attempt to speak with the lawmaker to react to the development failed as his two lines were switched off.

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