10 Fresh Shocking Revelations In Abdulrasheed Maina’s Probe
The complexion of the Senate probe into the controversial reinstatement of fugitive ex-pension reform task force boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the federal civil service appeared to have changed dramatically.
Here are 10 emerging facts from the Senate probe:
1. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the letter on the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform, could not have emanated from his office.
2. Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Mr. Joseph Akande, told the hearing that Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, virtually blackmailed the Service into re-absorbing Maina, who eloped from the country after being declared wanted over allegations of multi-billion naira pensions fraud
3. Mrs. Winifred Eta-Oyo, Head of Service of the Federation, said she never acted on the letter requesting the reinstatement of Maina which emanated from the Attorney General’s office based on a request from the Ministry of Interior.
4. Maina’s lawyer, Mohammed Katu, said his client (Maina) ;s salary had not been stopped as he was still working as he was never sack.
5. In October, about 23 files were sent to Maina, he treated and sent them back to the government, in his capacity as acting director…even while he was absent.”
6. He further explained that Maina had to disappear because “there was a serious threat to his life.”
7. The chairman of the Senate committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the reinstatement of Maina, said Mr. Maina recovered about 222 houses and investments from pension suspects in Abuja and other major cities across the country which have been allegedly shared by some interest groups.
8. There is a pension fund syndicate, including Maina, involving top politicians, civil servants and the legislators.
9. Katu said that Maina was still discharging his duties for the federal government, even up to October, 2017 and pleaded for more time to tender evidence.
10. The lawyer also question whether those who dismissed him had the powers.