The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team , Abdulrasheed Maina, who is being prosecuted on money laundering charges involving alleged diversion of pension funds , on Wednesday wrote to the Attorney – General of the Federation and Minister of Justice , Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN ), asking for a review of the case him .
Maina alleged in the letter that the case instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was a product of persecution by the commission ’ s suspended acting Chairman , Mr Ibrahim Magu . The letter dated August 31 , 2020 , but received by the AGF office on Wednesday , was signed on Maina ’ s behalf by his lawyer, Edwin Inegedu , of Pitcher and Courts .
Magu was suspended in July after the Justice Ayo Salami – led panel of inquiry was set up to probe allegations leveled against the acting EFCC chairman by the Malami .
The panel had also heard testimonies of some defendants being prosecuted by the EFCC.
The EFCC has already called six prosecution witnesses Maina’ s trial which is pending before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja .
Maina’ s request for request for a review of the case was not specific , but his letter urged the AGF to review all the case files involving him “ to prevent the travestyabuse of public office and malicious prosecution being carried out by the EFCC”