Former Pension Boss Declared Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the Presidential Task team on Pension Matters, wanted.

Premium Times reports that Maina was declared wanted over fraud allegations regarding the use of funds meant for Nigerian pensioners.

Confirming the move, Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the EFCC, revealed that the anti-graft agency had have already secured an arrest warrant against the former pension boss. He added that the warrant would enable the commission to arrest Maina “wherever he is in the world”.

On October 22, the EFCC arrested two bankers with Fidelity Bank for allegedly aiding Maina, to launder stolen funds.

A source familiar with the matter disclosed that the two bankers, Danjuma Zubairu and Abubakar Gwambe, were said to have been managing proxy accounts for Maina who had been charged by the anti-graft commission for stealing billions of naira through a phony biometric exercise alongside Steve Oronsaye, the former head of service of the federation.