The Federal Government on Tuesday released former Chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, from Kuje Correctional Centre, nine months after his detention, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has confirmed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Maina before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on October 25, 2019, alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Limited.
The former PRTT chairman had been in detention since then.
Maina’s lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, told NAN on phone yesterday that Maina was released on Monday evening after completing necessary documents for his freedom.
Adedipe averred that though Maina should have been released on July 24, it was delayed till this week due to administrative procedures.
“It was already late last week Friday so they now have a new timeline shifted at 6 O’Clock.