EFCC, Interpol allegedly close ranks to arrest former pension boss Maina

EFCC, Interpol allegedly close ranks to arrest former pension boss Maina

- EFCC has reportedly closed ranks with Interpol to arrest former pension boss Maina

- A source in the EFCC who preferred to remain anonymous said the agency's crack detectives and legal team were on Maina's matter

- Maina, who has been on the run for years, has been accused of leading a massive pension fraud scheme amounting to more than N100 billion

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has reportedly closed ranks with the Interpol in order to arrest a former chairman of the presidential advisory committee on pension reforms, AbdulRasheed Maina.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that a source in the EFCC who preferred to remain anonymous, said that Maina still has case to answer in court and the agency's crack detectives and legal team were on the matter.

It would be recalled that there have been some reports on the need to arrest and investigate Maina over the alleged billions of naira pension funds scam.

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The calls for the prosecution of Maina reverberated with latest seven-day ultimatum given to the Senate by former deputy national chairman of the APC, Timi Frank, to make public its report on the investigations it carried out on Maina regarding alleged missing billions of Nigeria's pension money.

It was gathered that late last year, there was general uproar when report filtered out that Maina had been returned to work and even promoted to a higher level in Federal service.

Legit.ng reported that the Senate had set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the dismissed civil servant and how he got into the country after he left the shores of Nigeria and trailing a report that he was on EFCC's wanted list for about two years.

Some months ago, the media was awash with reports that the EFCC had discovered a "pension bank account in the UK" and might investigate how the nation's pension money found its way to foreign shores.

Maina was recently quoted as saying that if he would get assurance of safety from President Muhammadu Buhari, he would expose where certain stolen funds worth a trillion naira could be located within the nation's treasury, a claim the Buhari presidency seems to have ignored.

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While a source said Maina's whereabout is still sketchy, efforts by legit.ng to get Maina's reaction to the renewed floodgate of allegations and calls for prosecution, through his cellphone number proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Timi Frank issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerian Senate to make public their investigations carried out on the activities of a former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina.

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