JUST IN: DSS Hands Over Maina to EFCC

  • Maina’s son reportedly pointed gun at the DSS personnel.
  • He’s being grilled over contract scam amounting.

After arresting the former Chairman of the defunct Presidential Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday, the Department of State Services (DSS) has handed him over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

iDONSABI gathered that Maina was being questioned on various aspects of alleged financial crimes and contract scams committed during his tenure.

Maina was arrested by the DSS operatives earlier the week in an undisclosed hotel. His son whom he had gone to lodge with his son reportedly pulled a gun against DSS operatives when they went to arrest him.

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Meanwhile, a few hours after he was handed to the EFCC, operatives of the anti-graft agency had questioned him on issues relating to money laundering and contract scam worth N2 billion.

Maina was grilled by a special team set up by the Commission which took him for hours as soon as he was handed over by the DSS.

The interrogation is being conducted at the Wuse 2 Office of the EFCC.

“We finally received Maina from the DSS today and our team of interrogators is currently grilling him on many issues and we expect him to provide answers in writing.

“He is likely going to spend some days with us and we may need to approach the court to grant us more time to interrogate him because his case has some foreign connections. We really need to finish with the investigation before arraigning him in court.

“I can confirm to you that Maina has a lot of issues to explain to us before we charge him. Don’t forget that he had been declared wanted before after he kept evading our invitations but he approached a court and set it aside as we went on appeal,” a source told Vanguard.

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