By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday disclosed that the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, was being detained in Niger Republic and would soon be extradited to Nigeria.
According to a statement by police spokesman Frank Mba, 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,”.
“Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November, 2020 through 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 the Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes.
“The Force assures the citizens, that there shall be no hiding place for any suspect, no matter how highly placed.”
Maina, who is facing corruption charges in Nigeria, was arrested in Niger Republic on Monday after jumping bail, which resulted in the arrest and detention of Senator Ali Ndume, who stood-in as his surety, before he was granted bail on November 27.