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EFCC claims ignorance over Maina’s arrest

By A’isha Biola Raji

Operatives of Nigeria intelligence service and anti-corruption agents, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have feigned ignorance about the arrest of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina. 

Maina, according to report was arrested Monday evening in Niger Republic.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was yet to be briefed on the arrest.

An anonymous source within the agency had however said that the arrest was made on an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two countries.

The former PRTT boss is facing a 12-count money laundering charges filed by the anti-graft agency.

According to the EFCC, Maina had used his firm to launder N2billion, part of which he used to acquire properties in Abuja, the federal capital city.

Maina had jumped bail, which led to the arrest and detention of Senator Ali Ndume, the Borno South lawmaker, in Kuje prison.

RovingNaija reports that Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court had ordered the remand Ndume, Maina’s surety, before he was released on special grounds last Friday.


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