The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement in Abuja today, that the court, however, noted that the order was subject to review if necessary,
The order, which was given on October 7th, 2019, following an exparte application by the anti-graft agency, empowered the commission to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days.
Maina and his son were arrested at an Abuja hotel by the Department of State Services and were subsequently handed to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution on allegations of fraud and money laundering to the tune of N2.1 billion.
Before he was handed over to the commission last Wednesday, Maina had been evading arrest for over four years.