It has been revealed how former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Taskforce Abdulrashid Maina allegedly swindled former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha.
Maina is being accused of embezzling billions of naira in pension funds.
An informed retired security officer told Daily Trust on Sunday in Kano that Maina, who had then just returned to Nigeria, convinced Abacha’s sons to award him a contract to furnish Arewa Suites, which they had just acquired.
He convinced the Abachas that he knew a lot about furnishing and interior decoration during his stay in America.
According to him, the Abachas gave Maina tens of millions of naira to furnish the hotel and he left Nigeria for the US where he converted the money to his personal use.
He never did the job despite collecting down payment.
Maina sneaked into Nigeria nearly a year later, and was arrested at the airport by Chief Security Officer to Abacha Major Hamza Al-Mustapha.
Maina, according to the source was kept in a military detention facility for many months.
He is yet to respond to this latest claims.