January 16, 2021

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JUST IN: Maina arrested in Niger Republic, to be extradited

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By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

Former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic has been arrested in Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police has said.

Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday said they were perfecting extradition processes to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him.

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Mba said Maina, who was declared wanted by a court, was arrested on Monday night, 30th November, 2020, through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.

The police spokesman said Maina is currently in a detention facility in 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,” he said.