Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina is a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
He was born and raised in his hometown, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria.
Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina is 70 years old.
Abdulrasheed Maina was added to the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) and chaired the team from 2010 to 2013.
However, he was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2015 alongside a former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, Osarenkhoe Afe, and Fredrick Hamilton before a Federal High Court on a 24-count charge for procuring fraud and acquisition by false pretense.
At the time, the ex-pension boss was declared ‘wanted’ and reportedly went into hiding after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Nigerian Senate.
Two years later, Abdulrasheed Maina got appointed as the acting director of the Human Resources Department. This came as a surprise to many and raised a lot of questions from political critics. Eventually, he was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari that same year.
Abdulrasheed Maina is married with kids. He is a Muslim. One of his son’s Faisal Maina is standing trial with him during his arrest and interrogations.
An Abuja Federal High Court Monday sentenced a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina to 61 years imprisonment.
Justice Okon Abang sentenced Maina after he was found guilty of money laundering and stealing pension funds to the tune of N2 billion. The sentence will run concurrently to make him spend only eight years in jail.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had arraigned Maina alongside his son, Faisal, on charges of operating fictitious bank accounts, corruption, and money laundering, to the tune of N2bn.
EFCC also joined Maina’s company, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, in the charges and was found guilty as well.
His net worth is estimated at ₦70 billion.