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Drama has occured in court as Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team, slumped while in the dock in court on Thursday, during the resumed hearing on a N2bn money laundering trial against him at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Thursday’s sitting was scheduled for the hearing of the defendant’s no-case submission, following the close of the prosecution’s case with nine witnesses earlier on Wednesday.

The defence lawyer, Anayo Adibe, was briefing the judge, Justice Okon Abang, that his team had yet to receive the records of proceedings requested from the court’s registry when a loud thud of Maina’s fall drew attention to the Prison officials immediately rushed to him to attend to him.

Justice Abang said the court would rise for about five minutes.

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