The vacation judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, refused to hear the bail application which was moved by Maina’s counsel, David Iorhemba, on the grounds that it was contentious.
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Justice Okon Abang who gave the order, also fixed October 4 for parties in the case to adopt their final written addresses.
Justice Okon Abang fixed the date after counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar, adopted his final written address.
An officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Kuje, who did not mention his name in the open court, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Maina was not in the courtroom because of knee problems.
The judge will also hear the trial of Faisal, the son of the former pension reformed boss, who is on trial on three counts bordering on money laundering, the same day.
The EFCC also called on Justice Tsoho not to transfer the trial of his son, Faisal, and few other cases which matters had far been heard to a new judge.
The new date was fixed following a meeting of counsel for the prosecution and defence with Justice Abang at his chamber.
Based on the date in the subpoena issued, the witnesses were expected to testify between March 9 and March 11.
Okon Abang, the presiding judge, had on Maina’s request, issued a subpoena compelling the AGF, Magu and nine others to come before the court on March 9, 10, and 11 to testify for the defendant.
The EFCC counsel, Farouk Abdullah, urged Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to reject the oral application by Katu on the grounds that it failed to comply with relevant section of the law.
They are to testify in the ongoing case against Abdulrasheed Maina,
Ihuoma told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, during the continuation of his cross examination by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar.
Ihuoma, a management consultant, whose firm, Crincad & Cari Nigeria Limited, was contracted by the PRTT for consultancy service, revealed this to Justice Okon Abang when he was being cross examined by the EFCC lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar.
Ihuoma, a management consultant, whose firm, Crincad & Cari Nigeria Ltd was contracted by the PRTT for consultancy service, also told Justice Okon Abang how a renowned lawyer allegedly acquired a recovered property from the EFCC even while the property was still subject of litigation.
Ihuoma, a management consultant, whose firm, Crincad & Cari Nigeria Ltd was contracted by the PRTT for consultancy service, told Justice Okon Abang.
Delivering ruling, Justice Abang, said Maina had disappointed the court in his conduct.
Justice Okon Abang refused Maina bail in an early judgment on Thursday.
Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang to reject Maina’s request on the ground that it was made to delay justice in his trial.
Maina offered the explanation in his affidavit to support the bail application filed before Justice Okon Abang.
At the resumed trial, the EFCC counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja that the agency had obtained a bench warrant from the court for the arrest of Faisal and his apprehension before the court.