By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following his arrest in Niger Republic, the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been extradited to Nigeria.
Maina, who is standing trial for money laundering, was arrested in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, after jumping bail. He was received on Thursday by men of the Nigeria Police Force at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 2.15 pm when the aircraft carrying him touched down.
See the full statement of the Nigeria Police Force below…
ABDUL RASHEED MAINA EXTRADITED TO NIGERIA
The Nigeria Police Force has extradited Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), today, 3rd December 2020, to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic, where he was arrested having been declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction over a pending criminal trial against him.
Recall that Abdulrashid Maina was arrested on 30th November 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart. The team from INTERPOL Nigeria, led by the Commissioner of Police INTERPOL, CP Garba Umar, having completed the necessary documentation requirements and other extradition processes, flew the wanted former Pension Boss, Maina into Nigeria aboard an NPF Jet 5N-HAR and landed at exactly 1417Hrs (Nigerian Time).
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni while applauding the trans-national/inter-agency collaborations that led to the successful arrest and extradition of the wanted fugitive, assures that necessary legal actions will follow immediately.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER