Mairo Bashir, a business manager with United Bank for Africa, and first prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team has said that the defendant operated a secret bank account in his sister’s name.
The banker told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday, that Maina transferred funds through the secret account which he passed off as the sister’s.
This was contained in a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Maina on 12 counts bordering on operating fictitious bank accounts, corruption fraud and money laundering to the tune of over N2billion.
The witness under cross-examination by defence counsel, Esther Uzoma denied harbouring any ulterior motive in her testimonies, revealing further that Maina presented a certificate of incorporation for Common Input and Properties Ltd, with his sister’s photograph and her personal details but endorsed the document with his own signature.