The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared the former Chairman of the Presidential Task team on Pension Matters, Abdulrasheed Maina wanted over allegations of fraud regarding the use of funds meant for Nigerian pensioners.
The anti-graft agency, in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Maina was wanted for his role in the fraudulent biometric contracts he did with a former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, and two others through which they allegedly stole over N2 billion of pension funds.
It would be recalled, Maina on July 21, 2015 was charged alongside Oronsaye, Osarenkhoe Afe and Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited before a Federal High Court on a 24-count charge connected to procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretense.
While Oronsaye and two others were in court and pleaded not guilty to the charge, Maina had been at large.
The spokesperson of the EFCC said the anti-graft agency had already secured an arrest warrant against the former pension boss.
He said the warrant will enable the commission to arrest Mr. Maina “wherever he is in the world”.
The Commission then implored anyone with information on Maina’s whereabouts to contact any of its offices across Nigeria.
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