His Father had earlier attempted to escape to America via same route.
Fugitive Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, has fled to the United States of America (USA), abandoning his father who both are standing for criminal charges in court, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said today.
The EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja that Faisal sneaked to the USA through the Republic of Niger.
Earlier Justice Abang, in a committal proceeding ruling, ordered Faisal’s surety, Sani Dan-Galadima to forfeit a property used as a bail bond.
Dan-Galadima, is a member of the House of Representatives, from Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara.
Faisal was granted a N60 million bail with a surety in the like sum, who must be a serving member of the House of Representatives.
He and the father are facing several cases of money laundering.
Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, now 21-year old son, of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, pulled a pistol on security agents when operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) arrested both of them Monday, September 30, 2019. The Public Relations Officer of the DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to the DSS, a combined operation, on 30th September 2019, arrested Maina at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel in Abuja. He said the arrest followed a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the Service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. “Maina was arrested in company of his son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest. “The lad even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation. He was, however, disarmed and arrested. He is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where he is studying Telecoms Engineering. “Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bulletproof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a phantom 7 drone and sensitive documents. Abdulrasheed Maina was Chairman of the defunct Presidential Pension Reformed Task Team (PPRTT).
His father too had once jumped bail and escaped to the same Niger Republic before the Nigerian Police smoked him out.
He is currently pleading with the court for another bail but from his several changes of counsels, Abdulrasheed can only be trusted like the fox.