Maina Interpol declares ex-pensions boss wanted

INTERPOL is said to have issued a worldwide red alert on Maina due to his part in the alleged laundering of over N2 billion in pension funds.

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The International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has declared the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina wanted.

INTERPOL is said to have issued a worldwide red alert on Maina due to his part in the alleged laundering of over N2 billion in pension funds, The Nation reports.

“The INTERPOL has issued a world-wide red alert on Maina. The notice is based on a request from the EFCC, which on November 18, 2015, wrote to the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, seeking his assistance “to issue an INTERPOL Red Alert” on Maina, who was charged to the Federal High Court on July 10, 2015,” a source said.

“In a response to the anti-graft agency’s request, Olushola Subair, commissioner of Police, INTERPOL, in a letter dated January 11, 2016, addressed to the Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, informed the agency that its request had been processed and a notice duly issued by the INTERPOL,” the source added.

A response from Interpol read: “Be informed that the Bureau has taken necessary action on the wanted fugitive as requested with INTERPOL General Secretariat, Lyon, France. He has been published on the INTERPOL Red Notice accordingly.”

Maina is reportedly believed to be hiding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Meanwhile, Nigeria and the UAE have signed an agreement to facilitate the recovery of looted funds hidden by Nigerians in the latter country.

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