Police confirms extradition of Maina as he lands in Abuja
By A’isha Biola Raji
The Nigerian Police has confirmed the arrival of Abdulrashid Maina, former chairperson of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) from Niamey, Niger Republic.
Frank Mba, Police spokesperson, made this declaration in a statement on Thursday.
The statement read, “The Nigerian Police Force has extradited Abdulrashid 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 on 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,” Mr Mba said.
“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,” said Mr Mba.
Mr Maina is however facing a 12-count money laundering charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).