Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to keep Faisal Maina in police custody, pending the determination of the case before it.
The order was made following the arraignment of Maina by the federal government on Friday before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed a 12 count Criminal charge on the former pension reform boss bordering on corruption and money laundering.
Maina is accused of being involved in pension fraud running into over N100 billion.
Though he pleaded not guilty to all the charges Justice Abang however ordered his remand in the Kuje Correctional Center pending the hearing and determination of his bail application slated for November 19, 2019.
The Federal Civil Service Commission dismissed him in 2013 for “absconding from duty” but he returned to the country in 2017 and was reinstated as a director in the interior ministry.
Following outrage, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his dismissal and demanded a probe of his recall.