The embattled former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, says he helped President Muhammadu Buhari recover 1.3 trillion naira in January.

Maina, who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said this in a video sent to Channels Television.

He further claimed that while he was out of the country, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), paid him a visit during which he (Maina) told Malami about the 1.3 trillion naira.

“When this government came in, the President gave the nod that “go and sit down with Maina, I’ve given you the approval.”

“They sat down with me after the security agencies had cleared me. Nobody has ever taken me to court in Nigeria. I want Nigerians to know that I have never been taken to any court of law and i have sued all the security agencies that they are talking about and won, I have four court judgments.”

Maina said, “As soon as this current government decided to sit with me, after the meeting, I told them that I would not allow them to return to Nigeria without giving them a gift. I told them I will give them something and the Minister of Justice (Malami) laughed and he asked what the gift was.”

“I gave him a document and said go here and here, that there is 1.3 trillion naira which they want to steal because they have been stealing every year. He was shocked and said it wasn’t possible but I told him that sir, with all due respect, could you try what I said?”

“The minister thought it wasn’t possible but when he got back, he realized I gave him the correct information.”

The former PRTT boss urged President Muhammadu Buhari to give him some form of immunity which would allow him to appear before the National Assembly without being arrested.

He said if he testified in public, many secrets would be revealed.


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