The Special Assistant on Prosecution to President Muhammadu Buhari, says that former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, is not guilty of corruption just because he was on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday received the report on Maina from the Head of Service. The president had requested the report after ordering Maina’s disengagement from the federal civil service. This was confirmed by presidential spokesman,Femi Adesina, who spoke to Channels Television Monday night.
He said that the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, submitted the report to Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, late Monday evening.
Obono-Obla, who spoke on a Channels TV programme, Sunday Politics, said: “I do not know if any court of competent jurisdiction has found Maina guilty of corruption.”
He added: “If the EFCC declares me wanted, that does not not mean I have been adjudged guilty.
“It is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can adjudge anyone guilty. Are you sure that there is a charge against this man? If there is a charge against him, has it been brought to the notice of the ministry where he works? Has it been brought to the attention of the Federal Civil Service Commission?
“It is not enough to say this man has been accused of committing an offence. I want you to convince me that he has been found guilty by a court of law.
Below is the video where the presidential aide spoke on the court order on BVN and Maina’s restatement and why President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed for the development.