The lawyer to former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, Muhammad Sani Katu, on Thursday stated that his client was not dismissed from the Civil Service.
He made this known while responding to an inquiry, as the House of Representatives ad-hoc Committee set up to investigate the case, commenced hearing.
According to Katu, his client has been receiving his emoluments, adding that even as of a month ago he received files from the Ministry to be treated by him.
The lawyer has also asked the Committee to grant special leave for protection, asking all law enforcement agencies to allow Maina move freely to attend the hearing.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on October 23 dismissed Maina from the Federal Civil Service and demanded a full report of the circumstances of his recall.
His dismissal follows his return to the country and his alleged reinstatement into office which sparked reactions and outrages.
The Advocate reported that the former pension’s boss was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N2billion pensions biometric scam in November 2015, a 24-count bothering on procurement fraud and obtaining money under false pretense.