Maina extradited to Nigeria


The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday extradited the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic, where he was arrested.

Maina, who jumped bail, is facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Maina was arrested on November 30, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.

Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the team from INTERPOL Nigeria, led by the Commissioner of Police INTERPOL, Mr. 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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