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How Maina’s son pulled out a gun to stop father’s arrest — DSS

The Department of State Security (DSS) has revealed that Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, the 20-year old son, of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, pulled out a gun on security operatives to stop his father’s arrest.

Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, disclosed this in a statement to Okay.ng on Wednesday.

The statement revealed that Maina was arrested at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel in Abuja, on 30th September 2019.

“Maina was arrested in company of his 20-year-old son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest,” the statement said.

“The lad even pulled a pistol against the security agents involved in the operation. He was, however, disarmed and arrested. He is a final year student at the Canadian University of Dubai where he is studying Telecoms Engineering.

“Items recovered from the suspects include a pistol with live ammunition, a bulletproof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon car, foreign currencies, a Phantom 7 drone, and sensitive documents.

“The suspects and the recovered items will be handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and appropriate necessary actions.

“It is instructive to note that the operation is as a result of a renewed interagency collaboration among security and law enforcement agencies.

“The Service has always subscribed to such collaboration believed to be important in national security management and therefore, hopes to sustain the initiative in mitigating the current threats against public safety and national critical assets.”

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