EFCC Secures Court Order To Keep Maina In Custody

Abdulrasheed Maina

SAN FRANCISCO, Ocotber 10, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation.

The order, given on October 7, 2019 following an exparte application by the anti-graft agency, empowers the commission to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days but the court however noted that the order is “subject to be reviewed if necessary”.

THEWILL recalls that Maina and his son were arrested at an Abuja hotel by the Department of State Services (DSS) following a request by the commission and were subsequently handed to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution on allegations of fraud and money laundering.

He had been declared wanted by the agency but failed to surrender.