Court Approves Lawyer’s Request To Withdraw From Ex-Pension Chairman, Maina’s Case
Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request by Adeola Adedipe, a defence lawyer in the trial of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina, to be allowed to withdraw from the case.
Adedipe represented Maina’s company -Common Input Limited – charged as the second defendant in the money laundering trial of the PRTT Chairman.
However, on Thursday, the lawyer moved the application for leave to withdraw, which he filed on November 25, which Justice Okon Abang granted in a brief ruling.
Although Adedipe’s application was devoid of any reason for his action, it was learnt the lawyer was granted leave on grounds of him not being paid for his services and being unable to locate Mr. Maina, who jumped bail.
Meanwhile, Operatives of the Nigerian Intelligence Service and anti-corruption agents, on Monday evening, rearrested Abdulrasheed Maina in Niger Republic.
The ex-pensions boss repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial which led to the revocation of his bail by Justice Abang and that of his son, Faisal Maina.