- Centre for Law and Civil Culture approached the Federal High Court in Lagos asking that it orders for the publication of properties seized from AbdulRasheed Maina
- Recall that Maina was in 2012 accused of leading a massive pension fraud scheme
- The court ordered the EFCC and the attorney-general of the federation to publish properties recovered from the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to publish the properties recovered from AbdulRasheed Maina.
Maina served as chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force.
Guardian reports that the court gave this order following the request of the registered trustees of the Centre for Law and Civil Culture for the judicial review.
Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, who gave the order, also granted “the non-governmental organisation (NGO) extension of time to file an ex-parte application to seek the court’s leave for an order of mandamus against Malami and the anti-graft agency over the recovered items.”
Recall that a House of Representatives panel summoned former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Maina over alleged fraud.
They were invited over allegations of diversion of pension funds by the presidential task force on pension reforms from 2010.
Also invited by the panel were the then head of civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, the central bank governor Godwin Emiefele, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu, the then inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris, and the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission and all members of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.
They were asked to appear to come and explain their role in the alleged diversion.
Sharon Ikeazor who was the executive secretary of Pension Transitional Administration Directorate in her presentation said “the directorate did not receive any document from the task force when it was established.”
She said: "Only the liabilities were handed over to the directorate.”
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