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Court adjourns Faisal Maina’s bail application hearing until November 29

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THE Federal High Court, on Friday, says it will take the bail application of Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) on November 29.

Justice Okon Abang gave the ruling after taking the objections of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the defence counsel, after which he adjourned the case until November 26 for the continuation of trial

Also, Justice Abang, ordered the prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, to submit copies of judicial authorities reported in law pavilion, electronic law report, on or before the close of work on November 25.

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Recalled that Faisal was arrested alongside his dad, at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The EFCC had requested the DSS for their arrest.

The ICIR had reported that Faisal, a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai attempted to evade arrest and in the process pulled out a gun and shot at an operative before he was demobilised.

Items recovered from him include a pistol with live ammunition, a bulletproof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a Phantom 7 drone and sensitive documents.

A security operative had disclosed to The ICIR, Faisal was prosecuted for illegal possession of firearm and corruption, however, on October 25 the court said he had fresh charges yet unread, but a report by  Channels TV said Faisal was been charged for allegedly shooting at security operatives in a bid to evade arrest.

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