A Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja has granted the request by Adeola Adedipe, a defence lawyer within the trial of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Process Crew (PRTT), Abulrasheed Maina, to be allowed to withdraw from the case.
Recall that Adedipe had utilized to withdraw from representing Maina in a case of cash laundering introduced in opposition to him.
The lawyer who was representing Maina’s firm, Widespread Enter Property and Funding Ltd, advised Justice Okon Abang of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, on Wednesday, on the resumption of proceedings, that he has filed a discover, signifying his intention to withdraw from additional illustration of his consumer.
He additionally advised the court docket that he has not been paid by his consumer.
Following the event, he was granted depart by the federal excessive court docket on Thursday.
The court docket granted him depart on grounds of not being paid for his providers and being unable to find Mr. Maina who engaged him to signify the corporate listed because the second defendant within the case.
In the meantime, Operatives of the Nigerian Intelligence Service and anti-corruption brokers, on Monday night, rearrested Abdulrasheed Maina in Niger Republic.
The ex-pensions boss repeatedly failed to look in court docket for the continuation of his trial which led to the revocation of his bail by Justice Abang.