The Department of State Services (DSS) said its officers who went to arrest of former Chairman of the Pension Task Reform Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, were subjected to threat by son of the suspect.
Maina was arrested in Abuja on Monday by DSS operatives at Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel over alleged N2 billion biometrics contract fraud.
The intelligence agency in a statement its spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, released and titled: “DSS arrests Abdul-Rasheed Maina”, said Maina’s 20-year-old son Faisal, pulled a pistol on security operatives who arrested him and his father on Monday.
It reads in part: “Maina was arrested in company of his 20-year-old son, Faisal Abdul-Rasheed Maina, 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 Sport Utility Vehicle (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.”