Court Varies Maina’s Bail Conditions, Admits Him To N500m Bail

One of the lawyers engaged by former Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina in his ongoing trial for money laundering, Adeola Adedipe, has applied to quit the case.

Adedipe, who is representing Maina’s company – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd – told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, at the resumption of proceedings in the case, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.

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The lawyer, who said his brief has not been perfected meaning he has not been paid by his client, 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 has abandoned proceedings, said the court had not received the notice the lawyer claimed to have filed.