Fresh trouble for Abdulrasheed Maina as court revokes bail, orders his arrest



The Federal High Court, Abuja, has revoked the bail granted to former Chair of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Justice Okon Abang gave the revocation order on Wednesday in a ruling.

He also issued a bench warrant for Maina’s arrest anywhere he is sighted (Including hospital bed).

Recall that Maina had, recently in a press statement issued by his media aide Aliyu Musa, purportedly from his sick bed in an undisclosed hospital, offered to use his technical expertise to assist the Federal Government to recover $10 billion in a month.

“He said that the recovered $10 Billion could help fix infrastructure deficits, fuel subsidy and ameliorate the Electricity tariff which will ultimately put the looming industrial action by Nigerian workers to a halt.”

Maina had indicated that he was ready to start the recovery as soon as he fully recovered from the surgery he just had.

According to the press release, “The former Pension Boss further indicated that he can only make the recovery of the said funds  directly to President Buhari fearing a situation where the recovered funds are relooted as experienced in the recent past.

“Maina has assisted successive administrations, especially that of former President Jonathan where he recovered N1.6 trillion and in President Buhari’s administration, where he recovered N1.3 trillion and several movable and immovable property.”

But on Wednesday, Lawyer to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar, applied to the court for the revocation order to render his bail nugatory.

He told the court that the former pension boss had jumped bail to which he was admitted in the sum of N500 million with a surety in the like sum who must be a serving senator.

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