Tuesday, October 22, 2019

EFCC to arraign Maina and son on Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, and his son, Faisal, with various offences before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

It was learnt on Monday that the ex-pension chief and his 20-year-old son would be arraigned before Justice Okon Abang on Friday, Punch reports.

Maina and his son were, on September 30, 2019, arrested at an Abuja hotel by the Department of State Services and subsequently handed  them over to the EFCC on October 2 for further investigation and prosecution on allegations of fraud and money laundering to the tune of N2.1bn.

Before he was arrested by the DSS, Maina had evaded arrest for over four years.