From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has said the raid on his home by gunmen will not deter him from telling Nigerians the truth about his involvement in pension matters in the country.
Speaking against the background of a recent raid on his Kaduna home by armed men on Christmas eve, Maina said the masterminds of the raid thought he would be moved by their latest antics to cover the truth.
He said at the appropriate time, he will open up on the can of worms associated with the defunct presidential task force.
He noted that apart from the recent raid on his house, his life and those of his family members had been under constant threat ever since his return to the country.
Maina, who spoke through his brother, Aliyu, said hehad also challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) to an open debate over the matter. He said he had since been forced to flee the country, but had maintained his innocence on the said stolen funds and even went further to asked the EFCC for an open debate for Nigerians to know what was unknown to them.
Aliyu said: “He has always maintained his innocence. I can tell you that the raid on his house can never deter him from letting Nigerians know about what he was being accused of and even beyond that.
“This raid will further strengthen his resolve to tell Nigerians the truth and nothing but the truth.”
He said the latest antics of the cabal was to divert Nigerians attention from the discoveries which he claimed they (cabals) have repeatedly failed to account for.
Armed men had raided the Kano Street, Kawo New Extension home of Maina and ransacked the entire four-bedroom flat, allegedly in search of arm and ammunitions, as well as cash.
Ahmadu said the gunmen had told him they were from the EFCC to carry out search on the house for alleged hidden arms and ammunitions as well as cash (money).
The Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar, confirmed the incidentand said the command got a report from the Divisional Police Officer in Kawo regarding the raid.