The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed all the properties belonging to indicted ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Maina, has reportedly gone into hiding.
The civil servant who is being accused of complicity in N2bn fraud; was declared wanted by the EFCC in November 2015 for the alleged fraud.
But surprisingly, Maina resurfaced this month as an acting director in the Ministry of Interior, a development that triggered a nationwide uproar, forcing president Buhari to order for his immediate disengagement from service.
The EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, while speaking on the issue on Monday, said the commission was still on his trail and that Maina has not been arrested.
Uwajaren stated that the commission had marked his houses in Abuja, including a house in Jabi said to be worth about $2m. Maine’s bank accounts have also been frozen.
Another source within the EFCC was quoted to have said that: Maina was moving around town in a bulletproof Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle and other expensive vehicles; and that he was traced to a hotel in Kaduna where he went to spend the weekend;.
The source further said that the Directorate of State Service (DSS) is protecting Maina and that the DG DSS, deployed men to protect him. The source said Maina stays in a property which is a DSS safe house; and that he moves around in a convoy of about two or three vehicles.
The source was quoted to have said:
“I personally saw him alighting from a Range Rover SUV last week with about four DSS officials.”