An Financial and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Operative, Mohammed Goji, on Monday, advised the Federal Higher Courtroom, Abuja, that the fee did not carry out a complete investigation into the defunct Pension Reformed Activity Group (PRTT) headed by Abdulrasheed Maina to unravel users of the group drawn from other ministries, departments or organizations (MDAs) of authorities.
NAN stories that Goji, a member of the EFCC Pension Fraud Crew that investigated alleged fraud by Maina, made the revelation in the course of the continuation of cross examination in advance of Justice Okon Abang as the 2nd prosecution witness (PW2) in the ongoing trial.
Each day Put up had reported that Goji on Dec. 16, 2019, advised the court docket how Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, withdrew N58 million from a industrial bank in the nation.
Goji, a Principal Detective Superintendent with the anti-graft agency, at the resumed demo of Faisal on Monday, claimed he could not explain to precisely other members of the PRTT constituted by the Federal Federal government then.
He stated this while responding to concerns by Faisal’s law firm, Adeola Adedipe.
When asked if Goji was a member of the PRTT led by Abdulrasheed Maina or any staff from the anti-graft agency was a member, he said: “No, I was not a member of the Pension Reformed Endeavor Team, and I cannot say if my agency was represented as portion of the group.”
The official explained that when PRTT was specified at the workplace of the Head of Company of the Federation, “the EFCC’s Pension Fraud Workforce is designated at the EFCC business and is constituted only by EFCC operatives.”
When questioned on those who constituted the PRTT, Goji explained: “I can not say authoritatively who just constitutes the Pension Reformed Process Group.
“I know some personnel of different businesses were constituted as portion of PRTT but I have not viewed an formal document nominating such agencies’ personnel as aspect of the crew.
“So, precisely, I can’t notify the businesses that participated in the PRTT,” he said.
Adedipe, in his cross assessment, requested: “In other phrases, your investigation was not deeply rooted adequate to reveal people companies?”
Admitting, Goji reported: “We did not carry out an in-depth investigation to locate out specifically the customers of the agencies represented in the defunct pension reformed process team.”
Even so, there was a delicate drama when Adedipe refused to allow the EFCC witness provide further explanation on the issues he asked him.
“I cannot choose this. No, no, you do not have to have further rationalization on this,” faisal’s law firm mentioned.
However, Justice Abang cautioned Adedipe, declaring “Counsel, I am in cost and you simply cannot be using such language in the courtroom.”
Adedipe, as a result, apologised thus: “I am sorry My Lord. I urge My Noble Lord not to entertain any more clarification.”
The choose afterwards informed the prosecution witness to normally solution concerns the way the query was requested.
“Answer concerns the way it is asked and if you want to describe, search for the leave of the courtroom and if it is applicable, I will document it.
“Your lawyer way too is below to manual you,” Justice Abang stated.
Immediately after so a lot of questions from counsel to Faisal, the choose adjourned the subject till Jan. 21 for continuation of cross assessment.