N2bn Contract: DSS Operatives Reportedly Arrest Maina

AbdulRasheed Maina who served as chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team has reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services.

The Nation reports that Maina was picked up at a hotel in Abuja on Monday, September 30 after he sneaked back into the country from Dubai, UAE.

It was reported that Maina may be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for trial over a questionable N2billion biometrics contract.

A source privy to the development said intelligence gathering led to the arrest of the fugitive.

The source said: “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.”

The EFCC said the judgment must not be allowed to stand and filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal.

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