The Department of State Services has accused Faisal Maina, son of former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, of attempting to shoot operatives of the security agency during the arrest of his father.
Spokesperson for the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said Maina was arrested on Monday at a hotel in Abuja.
He said, “The arrest which was effected at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja, followed a request by the EFCC to the Service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.
“Maina was arrested in company with his 20-year-old son, Faisal, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest.
“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 bullet-proof Range Rover SUV, a BMW 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.”