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Maina: Reps orders probe, calls for arrest

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The House of Representative has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to arrest former Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara made this known on his official and verified twitter handle and also disclosed that the House of Reps will investigate the re-absolving and elevation of Maina from the rank of Assistant Director to Acting Director.

He said, “The House of Representatives today resolved to set up an adhoc committee to investigate resurfacing, reabsorbing and elevation Mr. Abdularasheed Maina from the rank of assistant director to acting director and to recommend strong sanctions against any person who are implicated in the scandal”.

“We also call on the EFCC to immediately arrest Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina for subsequent prosecution in order to serve as deterrent to others who might have corrupt tendencies”.

“It would be recalled that the wanted former pension reform boss was was reinstated and made director after being on the run for alleged N2b scam, among others”.

But President Buhari yesterday in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, ordered his immediate disengagement and probe of his recall.

Maina who since last year had been evading arrest, is still on the wanted list of the International Police Organisation, (INTERPOL).

INTERPOL had February last year issued a red alert on Maina, who was believed to have fled the country following his dismissal by the Civil Service Commission in 2015 for fraud.

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EFCC seals eight properties belonging to Maina

 

Maina properties sealed in kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed some properties belonging to the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, in Kaduna State.

Recall that Maina was accused of being involved in a N2bn fraud and on the wanted list of the EFCC for the alleged offence. He had since gone into hiding and the agency had launched a manhunt for him.

According to the EFCC’s Kaduna Zonal Office spokesman, Ibrahim Kamiludeen, the agency has sealed six properties, besides sealed two companies sealed on Monday.

One of the Properties

Addressing newsmen over the telephone on Tuesday, Kamiludeen said that the properties include a two-storey shopping plaza located on 2C Ibrahim Taiwo road and a one storey duplex at Katuru road all in the state capital.

All the properties acquired by Maina were being identified by the anti-graft agency for possible forfeiture to the federal government.
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