- The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami has admitted that he met Maina in UAE in 2016
- Malami was alleged to have ordered reinstatement of Maina in the federal civil service
- Maina was recently sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, has confirmed that he met Abdulrasheed Maina in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January, 2016.
Daily Trust reports that he said his meeting with Maina was in the presence of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, during an official assignment.
NAIJ.com gathered that Malami said: "My meeting with Maina was after securing no objections from the security agencies, particularly the DSS. He pressurized seriously to meet me on the matter. There was a third party in attendance.
"The NSA was part of the entourage and I intimated him. I had cause to meet with Maina with NSA in attendance.
"At the meeting, Maina made a submission to us that he was responsible for the recovery of N2bn pension fund and another N1bn. He alleged that there was an attempt to eliminate him when he went to the Villa.
"He said N3.7bn was shared by some powerful forces in the pension circle. On our return back home, the information was shared among the relevant agencies, and efforts were made to block leakages."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice denied reports that he sent a letter to the office of the head of service demanding the recall of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of presidential pension task team.
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