The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that it arrested Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja following a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.
Maina has since been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation. EFCC declared him wanted two years ago over alleged financial crimes.
Spokesman for the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunaya, disclosed that Maina was arrested in the company of his 20 year old son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest.
According to him, Maina’s son “even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation. He was, however, disarmed and arrested. He is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where he is studying Telecoms Engineering.”
He adds: “Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bullet proof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a phantom 7 drone and sensitive documents.
“The suspects and the recovered items will be handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and appropriate necessary actions.
“It is instructive to note that the operation is as a result of a renewed interagency collaboration among security and law enforcement agencies.
“The Service has always subscribed to such collaboration believed to be important in national security management and therefore, hopes to sustain the initiative in mitigating the current threats against public safety and national critical assets.”