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DSS confirms Maina’s arrest, hail interagency cooperation

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The Department of State Services has confirmed the arrest of the fugitive ex-Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Andulrasheed Maina.

In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunnaya, in Abuja, on Wednesday, the Service said the feat was made possible by renewed inter-agency cooperation.

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The statement said the fugitive was arrested during a combined operation, on 30th September 2019.

It read in part, “The arrest which was effected at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja followed a request by the EFCC to the Service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.

“Maina was arrested in the company of his 20-year-old son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest.

“The lad even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation. He was, however, disarmed and arrested. He is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where he is studying Telecoms Engineering.”

The statement further read, “Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bullet proof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a Phantom 7 drone and sensitive documents.

“The suspects and the recovered items will be handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and appropriate necessary actions.

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“It is instructive to note that the operation is as a result of a renewed interagency collaboration among security and law enforcement agencies.”


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