Ex-pension boss is not on the run, claims Maina’s lawyer


The lawyer to the former chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina, Sani Kantu has said his client is not on the run, The Punch reports.

Kabsedo.com gathered that Kantu, in an interview in Kaduna on Wednesday, December 27, said Maina could not be on the run when he had gone to court to challenge the legality of the existence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Kantu also noted that it was the House of Representatives that ordered Maina’s arrest.

He argued that the arrest order had been challenged in the Federal High Court in Abuja, adding that the court, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako, had restrained the House from arresting him.

Aliyu Maina, the brother of the embattled pension boss said the raid on the Kaduna house of Maina would not deter him from telling Nigerians the truth.

Aliyu while commenting on the raid by gunmen on his brother residence in Kaduna on Sunday, December 24, in an interview said the raid would strengthen the resolve of his brother to tell Nigerians the truth and “nothing but the truth” about the N2.1bn he was alleged to have stolen.

“He has always maintained his innocence. I can tell you that the raid on his house can never deter him from letting Nigerians know about what he is being accused of and even beyond that. This raid will further strengthen his resolve to tell Nigerians the truth and nothing but the truth,” he added.

According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the Kaduna residence of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, was on Sunday, December 24, invaded by unknown gunmen.

The armed criminals who were harmed with sophisticated weapons, demanded for the whereabouts of the Maina and his mother. The men criminals were said to be in military uniforms.

After ransacking the house, they harassed family members in the house before driving away with a private security man attached to the residence, The Cable reports. (Naij)

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