EFCC gets order to extend Maina’s detention


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a court order to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, pending the conclusion of its investigation.

The Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, granted the order on October 7, 2019, following an exparte application by the EFCC.

The court order empowered the anti-graft agency to remand Maina and his son in its custody for an initial period of 14 days.

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The EFCC in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the order was, however, subject to review if necessary.

Recall that the Department of State Security (DSS) had earlier revealed how the 20-year old son, of the ex-pension boss, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina pulled out a gun on security operatives to stop his father’s arrest.

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Speaking on how the young lad resisted on 30th September 2019, Peter Afunanya,the Public Relations Officer of the DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, disclosed that Maina was arrested in the company of Faisal Maina who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest.

“The lad even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation. He was, however, disarmed and arrested. He is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where he is studying Telecoms Engineering.

“Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bulletproof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a Phantom 7 drone, and sensitive documents.

“The suspects and the recovered items will be handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and appropriate necessary actions.