Mohammed Katu, counsel to former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform, Abdulrasheed Maina, has said that his client is still receiving salaries.
Speaking on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives ad hoc committee probing Maina’s reinstatement, Katu said Maina is still working as a government official.
He said the ex-chairman of pension reform task force was asked to treat 23 official files last month.
The lawyer said his client had to go into hiding because of the threat to his life.
“Maina had to disappear because of the serious threats to his life,” Katu said.
“Maina is still receiving salaries. 23 files were sent to him in his capacity as acting director, even while he was absent. Maina has continued to work even after he was dismissed.”
Maina is said to be complict in a multi-billion naira pension scam.
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), said Maina was part of a syndicate that defrauded pensioners.
He said Maina fled the country after he fell out with his group.
“Maina was part of the syndicate that I must admit, he fell out with them and fled the shores of the country,” he said.
He said at a meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2016, Maina told him about the N3 billion whcih his committee recovered.