Faisal had been arrested by security operatives after pulling a pistol in an attempt to resit arrest.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Mr Maina before on October 25, 2019 alongside a company, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd.
He had pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Maina had jumped bail twice in the course of the trial. He was recently arrested in Niamey, Niger Republic, where he had fled.
In the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/256/2019, EFCC alleged that Maina used fictitious names to open and operate various bank accounts, as well as recruited his relatives that were bankers to operate fake bank accounts through which illicit funds were channelled.
The verdict is ongoing, as the judge said, “it’s a long judgement, which I don’t want to scare counsel.”