The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, has been brought before the Federal High Court in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Recall that Maina who is under prosecution on N2bn money laundering charges jumped bail and fled to the Republic of Niger.
He was, however, extradited to Nigeria on Thursday weeks after the court revoked his bail, ordered his arrest and also noted that his trial would proceed in his absence pending when security agencies would produce him.
The anti-graft agency produced Maina in court at about 8.27 am ahead of the proceedings scheduled to commence by 9 am on Friday.
He sat in between two EFCC operatives in the courtroom.
Maina last attended court in July and has subsequently missed up to six court sessions since September 29.
His trial has since proceeded in his absence following the court’s order of November 18, 2020, which the judge, Justice Okon Abang, issued following the defendant’s repeated absence from court.
Recall that his surety, Senator Ali Ndume, was imprisoned by the court for been unable to produce him but later granted bail after spending five days in detention.