The Senate Committee on Police Affairs yesterday queried the Inspector-General of Police Mr Mohammed Abubakar, over his failure to arrest the embattled chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Senate President David Mark last December issued and sent to the IGP, a warrant of arrest to compel Maina's appearance before the Senate Joint Committee on Public Service and Establishment and State and Local Government Administration over fresh N195 billion pension scam.
Abubakar, who appeared before the committee at the National Assembly Complex yesterday, said the police were determined to arrest Maina, adding added that he was ready to place monetary ransom on him if that would help arrest him.
He explained that he withdrew the police from Maina immediately the Senate issued the warrant of arrest, adding that and since then Maina had run away.
The IG assured that Maina would soon be declared wanted through the involvement of the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL).
According to him, the importance of arresting Alhaji Maina to appear before the Senate is not lost on the force and the team of detectives and other discreet arrangements towards achieving that purpose.
The chairman of the committee, Senator Paulinus Igwe charged the IGP to track Maina down wherever he might be hiding.