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DSS operatives arrest Maina in Abuja hotel after sneaking into Nigeria

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Emerging reports say operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday night, arrested former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. AbdulRasheed Maina.

Maina has been on the DSS wanted radar for about four years, over an offence relating to fraudulent practice.

Nation reports that he was apprehended by DSS men in a hotel in Abuja after he had sneaked into the country from Dubai.

It was also learnt that the DSS might have handed him over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for trial over a questionable N2billion biometrics contract.

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An informed source, said that, “Following inter-agency collaboration, intelligence report indicated that Maina had sneaked into the country from Dubai, he was trailed to an Abuja hotel where he was arrested after operatives outwitted those who tried to ferry him away in a bullet-proof vehicle.

“He is currently being quizzed. He is likely to be handed over to the EFCC for trial. He has a pending case since 2015.”

Maina was on July 21, 2015 charged alongside Oronsaye, Osarenkhoe Afe and Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited before a Federal High Court on a 24-count charge bordering on procurement fraud and obtaining by false pretense.

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