The trial of a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina continued in Abuja on Monday. At the resumed trial, the judge, Justice Okon Abang ordered the embattled former pension boss to open his defence on January 26, 2021.
Maina’s lawyer, Anayo Adibe had earlier asked for an adjournment on the ground that he is unable to proceed with his no-case submission due to his inability to access the certified true copy of the court’s record of proceedings.
The application for adjournment was opposed by the prosecutor who insists that it is only a ploy to stall the trial.
Justice Abang after listening to both parties foreclosed the right of Maina’s counsel to present a no-case submission as he orders the defendant to open his defence on the next adjourned of January 26 and 27, 2021.