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Former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Force (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, suing the federal government  and others for N500m.

In the suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1174/2017, Maina said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s publication of his name and picture in a newspaper advertisement on November 7, 2017, declaring him wanted, was a violation of his rights to dignity of person.

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Maina added that the anti-graft agency, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the International Police (INTERPOL) and other respondents’ acts of alleged intimidation, harassment, threats of arrest and detention flouted his rights to personal liberty and fair hearing.

He asked the court to make an order of mandatory injunction restraining the respondents from further making such publication against him.

Maina equally sought an order directing the EFCC to apologise to him in three national dailies for its newspaper advertisements declaring him wanted.

Maina’s lead counsel, O. J. Onyemah, in the the suit, added that the respondents had “whimsically and severally” threatened and violated Maina’s rights even when there was another pending suit filed in 2016 by Maina and marked FHC/ABJ/CS/371/2016 to challenge the respondents’ acts of intimidation.