Department of State Service has arrested former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, AbdulRasheed Maina, who has been in the agency’s radar for over four years over N2.1billion biometrics contract.
Maina, who sneaked into the country from Dubai, was arrested in a hotel in Abuja as he attempted escaping by shooting at the DSS operatives detailed to arrest him.
According to Sahara Reporters, Maina’s arrest was made possible following a joint effort by the EFCC and DSS.
It was also learnt that the DSS might have handed him over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for trial over a questionable N2.1 billion biometrics contract.
“Following inter-agency collaboration, intelligence report indicated that Maina had sneaked into the country from Dubai, he was trailed to an Abuja hotel where he was arrested after operatives outwitted those who tried to ferry him away in a bullet-proof vehicle.
“He is currently being quizzed. He is likely to be handed over to the EFCC for trial. He has a pending case since 2015.”
Maina is being aided by top government officials led by Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to evade trial and prosecution following his embezzlement of N2.1billion pension fund.
Maina in January 2019, secured a court order stopping the EFCC from declaring him wanted.