Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, has applied to
withdraw his representation from all corruption charges against his
Adedipe, who is representing Maina’s company – Common Input Property and
Investment Ltd, told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that he
was withdrawing over his client’s failure to pay him.
The lawyer apologised to the court for being absent from proceedings
during some of the recent adjournments.
Ruling, Justice Okon Abang, who on the previous day held that by being
absent in court Adedipe had abandoned proceedings, noted that the notice
the lawyer claimed to have filed was not in the court’s file.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Maina for
alleged money laundering to the tune of N2bn.
On Monday, Justice Abang remanded Ali Ndume, Senator from Borno State,
who stood as Maina’s surety when he was granted bail in November 2019.
He ordered that Ndume be held in Kuje prison until he produces the
defendant or sells his N500m worth of property in Abuja, which was used
as the guarantee for the bail bond.
The judge had also revoked Maina’s bail and ordered his arrest.