Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed to enforce the arrest warrant issued against the fleeing former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
It was gathered that EFCC had begun moves to seek the assistance of the International Police Organisation in arresting Maina adjudged by the court to have jumped bail.
Justice Okon Abang had revoked the bail granted to Maina, who is being prosecuted by the EFCC for N2 billion fraud.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, however assured that the anti-graft agency would deal in the appropriate manner with Maina’s issue.
Uwujaren said, “The warrant (on Maina) is unambiguous and the commission will deal with it appropriately.”
Meanwhile, EFCC has already sought the assistance of the InterPol on the arrest of fleeing officials of Process and Industrial Developments Nigeria Limited.
It said two Italian officials of the firm were wanted for their roles in the firm’s failed bid to defraud the Federal Government.
EFCC also demanded the extradition of alleged treasury looters and cybercrime suspects taking refuge in Ghana, Senegal and other countries.
Acting EFCC Chairman, Mohammad Abba, made the appeal on Tuesday when a delegation of the National Central Bureau of Interpol Nigeria, led by the Head of Interpol Nigeria, Commissioner of Police Garba Umar, visited the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Abba disclosed that the commission needed the support of the Interpol in the extradition of fugitive looters.
The statement quoted Abba as saying, “We most graciously need your intervention and assistance, so that we can get enough information that could lead to the extradition of some of the suspects. Two suspects are being investigated in regards to the P&ID case; they are Italians who are also on the run from the country.
“The information we have is that they are currently in Italy; we want the assistance of the Interpol in this regard, especially for information that could lead to their extradition.”
Umar in his remarks assured that the Interpol was on the same page with the EFCC on the P&ID case and would not relent in its efforts to ensure that justice is served in the matter.