EFCC: Plans underway to seize Maina’s multi-million property in Nigeria, abroad

EFCC: Plans underway to seize Maina’s multi-million property in Nigeria, abroad

- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ha filed court papers to seize a number of properties traced to Maina

- Maina, who is the former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, was said to have procured the properties illegally

- A top source says EFCC had traced many houses worth hundreds of millions of naira at home and abroad to Maina

Court papers have been filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize a number of properties traced to the former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Vanguard reports that a top source on Sunday, October 6, said that the EFCC had traced many houses worth hundreds of millions of naira at home and abroad to Maina.

Legit.ng gathers that a source at the anti-graft agency said that Maina could not have genuinely procured the properties no matter how long he would have worked in the civil service.

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Apart from the houses, the EFCC also traced five companies to Maina, which the anti-graft agency said the suspects used for money laundering.

The EFCC has asked Maina to provide details of the money in the accounts of the five firms.

The source said: “The commission strongly believes that these properties which our operatives have traced in Nigeria and in other jurisdictions could have not have been genuinely procured by a civil servant like Maina no matter how long he would have worked in the service."

An EFCC official said: “We have therefore filed for the temporary forfeiture of the mansions traced to him, which we strongly believe are proceeds of economic and financial crimes."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported the Department of State Services (DSS) handed over the former chairman of the Pension Task Reform Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Maina, who was arrested in Abuja on Monday, September 30, was interrogated over alleged N2 billion biometrics contract.

A source at the EFCC who spoke in confidence said that Maina would soon be arraigned in court, adding that charges had already been preferred against him.

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