The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has transferred Faisal, the son of the embattled former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to police for prosecution over illegal possession of arm.
20-year-old Faisal will face charges unless he produces appropriate licenses to operate the gun in Nigeria. Both father and son were recently arrested by the Department for State Services [DSS] in an undisclosed Abuja hotel and later handed over to EFCC for prosecution.
Maina will face prosecution for N24 billion workers’ pensions’ fraud while Faisal will face the drum for possession of illegal arm.
DSS had reported how Faisal pulled a gun against its operatives and threatened to shoot them during the arrest.
The father has been transferred to the EFCC last week, while the son has reportedly been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force to prosecute over illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
The listed items recovered from the father and son include one pistol with live ammunition, one bulletproof Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle, foreign currencies and seven drones.
Meanwhile, it has been gathered that Maina had started speaking up on how he spent the N24 billion, which the federal government handed over to him in ten commercial banks.
Sources under the Maina team reportedly embarked on globe-trotting, sharing the cash with top government officials, under the guise of going round the world to verify the biometric of Nigerian workers.
It was learned that Maina was ready to defend the expenditure by calling some or most of the beneficiaries as his witnesses although he has reportedly denied many of the payments and ownership of most of the houses traced to him.
It was learnt that many of the top government officials who are listed as beneficiaries, most of them had since left public service might still be summoned to account for the public funds.
Source: Elombah News