Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. AbdulRasheed Maina, has been arrested after a four-year manhunt according to the report made available by The Nation.
He was picked up by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at a hotel in Abuja after he sneaked into the country from his Dubai, United Arab Emirates base, it was learnt last night.
Sources hinted that the DSS might hand him over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for trial over a questionable N2billion biometrics contract.
Explaining how he was arrested, they said the DSS acted on intelligence alert which led to Maina’s arrest.
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.”
Maina was on July 21, 2015 charged alongside Oronsaye, Osarenkhoe Afe and Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited before a Federal High Court on a 24-count charge bordering on procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretense.
Although some godfathers tried to smuggle him into the country and attempted to reinstate him to office, the process backfired.
All eyes are on the authority to do the needful concerning the case against Maina.