The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that it would be seeking the help of the International Police Organisation to arrest a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
In response to The Punch inquiries on Wednesday, Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the EFCC, said the agency would apply to INTERPOL for Maina’s arrest.
He said, “The warrant (on Maina) is unambiguous and the commission will deal with it appropriately.”
Meanwhile, the acting chairman of the EFCC, Mohammed Abba has disclosed that INTERPOL was assisting Nigeria in the arrest of fleeing officials of Process and Industrial Developments Nigeria Limited (P&ID).
He stated this when receiving a delegation of the National Central Bureau of Interpol Nigeria, led by the Head of Interpol Nigeria, Commissioner of Police Garba Umar, at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the EFCC spokesman, Abba said two Italian officials of the firm were wanted for their roles in the firm’s failed bid to defraud the Federal Government.
“We most graciously need your intervention and assistance, so that we can get enough information that could lead to the extradition of some of the suspects. Two suspects are being investigated in regards to the P&ID case; they are Italians who are also on the run from the country.
“The information we have is that they are currently in Italy; we want the assistance of the Interpol in this regard, especially for information that could lead to their extradition,” Abba was quoted as saying.