Maina Extradited To Nigeria After Arrest In Niger

The National Police of Niger has extradited Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), to Nigeria, where he is expected to face fraud charges.


This website reported on Monday that Maina was arrested by the INTERPOL in Niger Republic through collaborative efforts with operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja.

He had been declared wanted by a court over a pending criminal trial against him, a statement by the Force PRO, Frank Mba, had revealed.

The statement read in part: “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”.


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