Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed the number of properties and cash in foreign and local currencies seized from Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) who was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by an Abuja High Court on Monday.
Maina had earlier pleaded not guilty to a 12-count charge of money laundering but Justice Okon Abang found the accused guilty.
Having established his sentencing, the court ordered Maina and his firm – Common Input Property and Investment Limited to restitute about N2.1billion that was traced to their bank accounts, to the Federal Government.
The company would be dissolved thereafter.
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NIMASA set to open Lokoja office to harness waterways resources
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has disclosed that the Agency is set to reopen the Lokoja office, as part of efforts towards harnessing the Blue Economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting Research and Development.
The DG, who made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Mal. Usman Hayatu Mazadu at the head office of the Agency in Lagos, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potentials.
“The key cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve on Research and Development.
He said, “Now, the Blue Economy has come to stay and very soon you will see the impact of what we have; in terms of the gains and benefits to grow our Gross Domestic Product while improving the well-being of our own Economy”.
Earlier in his remarks, Mallam Usman of KADSEMA lauded the Agency for the feat achieved so far, which cuts across the entire Nigeria.
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