Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, Former Chairman of the Pensions Reform Task Team has been arrested by Operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS after he pulled a loaded gun on them, in a bid to resist his father’s arrest.
20-year-old Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina who is a final year Graduate of the Canadian University in Dubai, is currently in custody of the Department State of Service for obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms after threatening to fire live ammunition at DSS Operatives
Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the agency, in a statement on Wednesday said;
“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,” the statement read.
“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.
“Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bulletproof 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.”