By Stanley Onyekwere
The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday said he is not on the wanted list or red
notice of the International Police (INTERPOL) for allegation of the N2.1 billion pension scam that rocked the task team while he held sway until 2013.
While debunking media reports in a statement issued in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, of Legislative Watch, Ngozika Ihouma urged friends of Maina to ignore the stories, adding that the write-ups were the handiwork of the people against whom he claimed he had been waging a war on corruption.
He said: “My Fellow Friends, Kindly ignore the stories planted by enemies of the Nigerian people in some papers and online media suggesting that I have issues with INTERPOL.
“The stories were planted to smear my name and set people and system against me. They are afraid I would expose them. They stole so much money from Nigeria. The Almighty will in his infinity mercy expose them Ameen. Maina.”
Some national dailies had on Tuesday quoted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Head of Media, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, as saying in a statement that Maina was wanted for his alleged role in the biometric contracts through which he and some other person should account for over N2.1 billion.