Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has called on the estranged former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to hand over himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation.
Dambazau gave this directive via an official correspondence sent to the anti-graft agency by the ministry.
The letter was in response to a letter written to the ministry asking that it makes Maina available for questioning.
The minister spoke even as Maina’s lawyer, Esther Uzoma, said on Tuesday that she did not know her client’s whereabouts.
When asked if she would cooperate with the authorities to locate him, Uzoma refused to speak further.
She said, “I don’t know where Maina is and I cannot speak further.”
Sources within the EFCC revealed that the usual procedure for inviting senior government officials is to write to the head of the ministry or agency where the person works.
“The Ministry of Interior sent a letter to the EFCC on Tuesday informing the commission that it had mandated Maina to make himself available for questioning at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja,” asource at the EFCC said.
“So far, Maina has not made himself available and we are still looking for him.”