- Faisal Maina says he escaped death Monday, October 5 in Abuja
- The son of a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, said he is the target of an assassination plot
- He wondered why anyone would want to take his life while he is still standing trial at the Federal High Court
Faisal Maina, the son of a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, has said he escaped death on Monday, October 5 in Abuja.
The younger Maina also claimed that he was attacked by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Gwarimpa, Abuja at about 8 pm on Monday, October 5.
The lad alleged that the men who occupied 5 Hilux vehicles and two private cars attacked him with intent to kill him, stressing that they pointed guns at his moving car.
He said the men who were in police uniforms and followed him to a secured zone within the Abuja metropolis before they turned back.
He wondered why anyone would want to take his life while he is still standing trial at the Federal High Court.
Although his car was damaged there was no injury sustained.
Faisal who later showed up in court at about 2 pm said the ugly incident contributed to his lateness to court even though the court did not sit due to Justice Okon Abang's absence.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention.
Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, has been in detention since October 2019.
His lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, on Tuesday, July 28 confirmed his client's release on Monday, July 27, adding that he has completed the necessary documents for his freedom.
Recall that the chairman of the Senate committee on the army, Senator Ali Ndume, had stood as surety for Maina.
As one of the conditions for bail, the Federal High Court in Abuja requested that Maina should provide a serving senator to stand for him as a surety. Added to this, the surety, Ndume, as required by the court, is to provide a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) on landed property in Abuja, a condition which the senator satisfied. Ndume told journalists that it took him about six months to agree to be Maina's surety.
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