AGF Malami Knew about Maina’s Scandal For Over a Year- Report

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A new report indicates that Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami was made aware of the indiscretions of the former Pensions boss Abdulrasheed Maina by the EFCC.

This comes according to Thisday who obtained a report saying that the EFCC had made Malami aware of Maina’s folly over a year ago.

Recall that Malami had responded to public backlash on his reinstatement saying that he had acted in the best interests of the law.

The gist of the report submitted by the EFCC contained in the letter to the AGF shows that Maina fictitiously owned and operated several accounts with a bank using name, such as, Cluster Logistics’ Drew Investment and Construction Limited and Kongolo Dynamics Cleaning Limited. Other names used are “Dr” Abdullahi Faizal, Aliyu Yeldu, and Abdulraheed Abdullahi Maina.

The report also showed how Maina went about enriching himself with the pensions fund through fictitious accounts.

In a further breakdown of the report obtained by Thisday, it showed “between 2008 and 2013, N14,374,236,846.09 was stolen and laundered using various fraudulent means, including fictitious contracts (N5, 761, 150, 608.44), ghost pensioners (829,902,260.40), collective allowances (1,365,821,942.91), payments to states pension boards (4,192,825,310.99), National Union of Pensioners and Association of Federal Public Service Retirees (2,290,593,322,.35).”

The report also revealed that “Abdulrasheed Maina was deeply involved in stealing the same pension funds he was tasked with protecting by using staff under him and their associated persons and OHCF contractors to receive payments for non-existing biometric enrolment contracts, inflated contracts and collectives, amongst other questionable payments worth hundreds of millions of Naira, which are remitted in cash,”

“It was also discovered that Mr. Maina was involved in a complex web of money laundering involving him, his family members, corporate entities used by him and his account officers” the report said.


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