Fugitive ex-pension chief, Maina, rearrested in Niger Republic after jumping bail in Nigeria

Wanted former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, who jumped bail, has been arrested in Niger Republic by Operatives of Nigeria intelligence service and anti-corruption agents. 

According to PRNigeria, he was arrested on Monday evening, November 30, based on an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two countries.

Maina is facing a 12-count money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the anti-graft agency, Maina used his firm to launder about N2billion. He allegedly used part of the proceeds to acquire properties in Abuja.

Maina jumped bail since 29 September, a situation that prompted Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court to order the remand of his surety, Senator Ali Ndume. The Borno South lawmaker was freed last Friday.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was yet to be briefed on Maina’s arrest.

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