‘Maina Paid $2million Cash For Abuja House When He Was Chairman Of Pension Reform Task Team’ – EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has revealed how Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, AbdulRasheed Maina bought a $2 million house in Abuja.
An investigative team led by Habibu Aliyu, an EFCC official, uncovered the property at 10, Amisi Musa Street in Jabi Lake, Abuja.
Part of the fact sheet says: “Our findings confirmed that he paid $2million for the house in cash in one day when he was the chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team.
“Investigation showed that the house was sold to him in June 2012 by one Adamu Modibbo. It is located at 10, Amisi Musa Street, Jabi Lake Area. The house was bought at the time he was in charge of pension reform.
“The EFCC marked the house as a property under investigation but all the marks were removed and the walls repainted. Maina has other properties which he acquired as an Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service.”
Recall that Maina was declared wanted by the EFCC in November 2015 for alleged fraud, but was recently reinstated as Director in the Federal Ministry of Interior.
The document further reads: “Maina was declared wanted by the EFCC. On November 11, 2015, the EFCC wrote to the Inspector-General of Police, with an attention to the Commissioner of Police (INTERPOL), requesting for the publication of Abdulrasheed Maina on INTERPOL Red Alert.
“The letter sought assistance for the arrest of Maina who has a fraud case, FHC/ABJ/ CR/, requesting for the publication of Abdulrasheed Maina on INTERPOL Red Alert.
“The letter sought assistance for the arrest of Maina who has a fraud case, FHC/ABJ/ CR/97/ 2015 dated July 10, 2015.”
Meanwhile, EFCC also stated that it is on the trail of Maina.
“Our detectives are on standby to arrest him any moment from now. We are already trailing his whereabouts. As of Sunday, he was said to have shifted base to Kaduna.
“I can tell you that Maina, who was declared wanted by EFCC, is being protected by some armed policemen. No one knows how he came about special protection.”