The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two top managers of a commercial bank for helping the previous Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Abdulrasheed Maina, to launder stolen pension funds. Maina is on the run since the EFCC filed charges against him for stealing billions of of pension funds through a fake biometric exercise alongside former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye.
Sources at the EFCC revealed that the two bankers, group head, private banking and Abubarkar Gwambe, an account officer, in the Abuja Central Business District business unit of the bank, were arrested on Thursday after crisp confirmation that they are overseeing proxy accounts for the outlaw.
Before the agency filed charges against him in absentia, it arrested the woman, who served as secretary to Maina during his reign as the chairman of the controversial PRTT, during which billions of pension funds reportedly disappeared from the treasury.
Ann Igwe, who was a confidant of Maina, was grilled by the agency and she allegedly made useful confessions on how the biometric contract allegedly awarded to streamline pension administration under Maina actually became a conduit for stealing pension fund.