Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced the son of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Faisal Maina, to 14 years imprisonment.
Faisal, 21, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, was found guilty on three counts of money laundering suit charged against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The court revealed that EFCC successfully established that Faisal owned a fictitious bank account with the United Bank for Africa, through which his father, Maina, laundered the sum of N58.1million.
According to the court, the money which was deposited into the account that was operated in the name of Alhaji Faisal Farm 2, was sequentially withdrawn by the defendant and his father, between October 2013 and June 2019.
Justice Abang said he was pleased that the EFCC proved all the essential ingredients of the charge, adding that the Faisal reasonably ought to have known that inflows into the bank account formed proceeds of an unlawful act of corruption by his father.
The court sentenced Faisal to five years in counts 1 and 3 of the charge, while he was sentenced to 14 years on count 2 of the charge.