Mr. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, the fugitive former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who was this week arrested within the Niger Republic has been extradited to Nigeria.
The Nigerian Police had introduced he can be extradited to face costs bordering on his time as PRTT Chief.
Maina is going through a 12-count cash laundering cost introduced towards him and a agency by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), amounting to a tune of about two billion naira.
How Maina was arrested in Niamey — Police
The Nigerian Police have confirmed the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina, the fugitive former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) in Niamey, Niger Republic.
The Police spokesman, Frank Mba, made this recognized in a press release on Tuesday.
“Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police Force is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him,” Mr Mba stated in a press release.
He stated Mr Maina was arrested Monday night time by the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.
“He is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes,” the assertion stated.
“The Force assures the citizens, that there shall be no hiding place for any suspect, no matter how highly placed.”
Mr Maina is going through a 12-count cash laundering costs filed towards him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Part of the allegations slammed towards him is that he used his agency to launder N2 billion and likewise used a few of it to accumulate properties in Abuja.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ordered Mr Maina’s trial to start in absentia after he had jumped bail.
For his failure to provide the person he stood surety for in court docket or pay the sum of N500 million bail bond , the court docket had additionally ordered the remand of Ali Ndume, a senator.
The decide, nevertheless, later granted Mr Ndume bail.