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Maina Detained In Niger Republic, To Be Extradited Soon — Police

A file photo of Abdulrasheed Maina.

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, will soon be extradited to Nigeria.

Maina was arrested in the Niger Republic on Monday after jumping bail and declared wanted by an Abuja High Court.

He is facing corruption charges in Nigeria.

Senator Ali Ndume, who stood as surety for Mr. Maina was remanded in prison by a court before he was granted bail on November 27.

“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,” a statement by police spokesman Frank Mba, said on Tuesday.

“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.”

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