Faisal Abdullahi, a 7 years old son of the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform Team, Abdulrasheed Maina is already a billionaire with a whopping N1.5 billion in his bank account, News proof understands
This revelation was made the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu while testifying before the House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating the disappearance, reappearance, and reinstatement of embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, earlier told the panel that Maina never handed over any asset to the commission.
He added that assets in EFCC custody were those recovered by the commission in the course of its own investigation of suspected pension thieves, including Maina himself.
The Senate had last week, said it would commence investigation into the 222 assets handed over to the EFCC by Maina’s team, which it alleged officials of the anti-graft agency shared among themselves.
But Magu argued that the only link between the EFCC and Maina team was the participation of a few staff of the commission in Maina’s pension recovery efforts.
“Maina has no single seized asset he handed over to the EFCC, and if there is any of such, we would like to know the type of assets, the locations, the date of handing over and which officer signed the handing over document of the assets. 44
‘’So, there can’t be any asset to be shared by the EFCC, and if there was any sharing, we would also like to know when, where, and who partook in the sharing from the EFCC.”
Asked why the EFCC vacated it’s earlier order declaring Maina wanted in 2015 as stated by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede, Magu denied the letter vacating Maina’s earlier arrest order, saying the letter was signed in December while he took over the EFCC in October.
He said he did not instruct any Kabiru, a member of Maina’s Task Team from the EFCC to sign such a letter and that he was seeing the letter for the first time. Speaking with journalists outside the venue, Magu made an appeal to Nigerians to stop glorifying corruption in the country, wondering how Maina would explain the N2.7 billion found in his account.
Magu He said: “His son, Faisal Abdullahi, has N1.5 billion in his account and he is just seven years old and people are glorifying him. He has mansions scattered all over, with which salary did he acquire such assets?
Counsel to Maina, Muhammadu Sani Katu’s attempt to make a last-minute intervention was waved aside as the Chairman reminded him that the panel was not a court.