Maina is still wanted. The spokesman for, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said that on Sunday, October 22.
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and human right lawyer, Femi Falana asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest of the wanted ex-chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The wanted ex-pension reforms chairman had fled Nigeria in 2015 after he was indicted for allegedly perpetrating fraud amounting to N2 billion.
Surprisingly, when he later returned to the country, he was posted to the Ministry of Interior based on the recommendation of the Head of Service and was given double promotion.
In a latest development, the spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Sunday, October 22, said that Maina is still wanted.
Uwujaren, however, declined to comment further when asked if Maina would be arrested by the Commission. A picture of Maina being declared wanted remains on the EFCC website, www.efccnigeria.org.
The information of the website reads thus:
“The public is hereby notified that Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the EFCC for offences bordering on procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretences.
“Dark-complexioned Maina is allegedly complicit in the over N2bn pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. He remains at large after charges were filed against his accomplices.
“Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the commission in its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt or Abuja offices.”