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BREAKING: Judge moved by Maina’s plea sentenced him to 8yrs instead of 14yrs

Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment over money laundering.

Maina was found guilty by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on all the 12-count charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

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The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, ruled that EFCC successfully established the essential ingredients of the offences contained in the charge, beyond a reasonable doubt.

Justice Abang stressed that though the law made provision for a maximum sentence of 14 years, he was moved by Maina’s plea for mercy.

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