Again, Maina’s home busted

Gunmen in military uniform and plain clothes Sunday night busted the Kaduna home of former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

The raiders were said to be in search of cash and ammunition stashed in the Kano Street home of the wanted civil servant.

Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command Aliyu Mukhtar said that the command got a report from the Divisional Police Office in Kawo regarding the raid.

“But we are yet to confirm whether they are really officials of the EFCC. Investigation is ongoing,” he told our correspondent on phone on Monday.

The gunmen came in a Hilux van, and were stationed in front of the house, according to neighbours.

The area had been under surveillance between 5pm and 8pm before the gate was later jimmied, and the security man guarding the house were handcuffed as the led the invaders in search of the house.

The 22-year-old Ahmadu while speaking with journalists said the gunmen continued to ask him whether the house belong to Maina or whether he (Maina) was staying there.

According to him, the gunmen said they were from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to carry out search on the house for alleged hidden arms and ammunition as well as cash (money).

“They now drove away with me and dumped me in the bush along Mando Road close to the Kaduna International Airport.

“They said I should go to any police station so that the police can unlock the handcuff on my hand.

“I hid my handcuffed hand in my shirt, so that nobody could suspect me and that was how

I got a commercial motorbike that took me to the Kawo Police Station where the handcuff was unlocked.”

The EFCC has yet to speak officially on the read.

But the commission declared Maina wanted months ago when the fugitive suddenly reared uo in the ministry of interior where he was before he headed the task force that mismanaged billions of pension fund in 2012.