Abdulrasheed Maina
Abdulrasheed Maina collapses in court

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the disbanded Pension Revamped Task Force Committee, collapsed at the Federal High Court in Abuja during the resumed hearing on Thursday in his N2bn money laundering trial.

The sitting was scheduled for the hearing of the defendant’s no-case submission, following the close of the prosecution’s case with nine witnesses on Wednesday.

The defence lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was briefing the judge, Justice Okon Abang, that his team was yet to receive the records of proceedings requested from the court’s registry when Maina’s collapse attracted attentio from from the dock.

Prison officials immediately rushed to attend to him.

Justice Abang said the court would rise for about five minutes.

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