EFCC to arraign Maina, tomorrow


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will
arraign former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT),
Abdulrasheed Maina, tomorrow.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Uwujaren said Maina will be arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering
on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud”.
He said the former pension task team chairman would be taken before
Okon Abang, a judge of a federal high court in Abuja.
“Also to be arraigned on the same day, in the same court on a separate
but similar charge is his son, Faisal,” the EFCC spokesman said.
The development is coming after Folashade Ogunbanjo, a judge, ordered
the forfeiture of 23 properties linked to Maina.
The judge gave the order following an ex-parte motion filed by the
anti-graft agency.
EFCC’s motion was supported by a 30-paragraph affidavit which it
brought pursuant to section 17 of anti-money laundering act.
Maina is accused of being involved in pension fraud running into over
N100 billion.
The federal civil service commission dismissed him in 2013 for
“absconding from duty” but he returned to the country in 2017 and was
reinstated as a director in the interior ministry.
Following outrage, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his dismissal
and demanded a probe of his recall.

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