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Police Extradite Maina From Niger Republic

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The Nigeria Police on Thursday confirmed it has extradited the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, from Niamey, Niger Republic.

The fugitive was apprehended in the Nigerian capital on Monday, by the operatives of the NPF,International Criminal Police Organisation National Central Bureau, Abuja, in collaboration with their Nigerien counterparts.

It was learnt on Thursday that Maina has been brought to Abuja where he was being held at a police facility.

He will be interrogated before handing over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Nigerian Correctional Service for remand in Kuje Custodial facility.

The Commissioner of Police, Interpol NCB, Garba Umar, confirmed Maina’s extradition to via a post on microblogging platform, Twitter.

The former director in the ministry of interior, who is being prosecuted on 12 counts of money laundering to the tune of N2 billion by the EFCC, had jumped bail forcing the trial judge, Justice Abang Okon to issue an arrest warrant against him.

He was said to have stopped attending his trial since September 29, 2020, prompting Justice Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the remand of his surety, Senator Ali Ndume penultimate Monday.

The court, however, granted bail to the Borno South Senator, last Friday.

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