By Nana Ado Riaja, Niamey Niger Republic
Abdulrasheed Maina, the wanted ex-boss of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who jumped bail, has been arrested in Niger Republic.
The Nations Express learnt that the fugitive pension thief was arrested Monday evening by the operatives of Niger Republic intelligence service.
The arrest was done in collaboration with Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to PR Nigeria, the arrest was made possible by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who had learnt of Maina’s escape to Niger about two weeks ago and had worked with that country’s security forces to effect his arrest.
There has been an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighbouring countries.
Maina, along with his company, is facing a 12-count charge of money laundering, to the tune of N2 billion.
His trial continued last week in absentia.
Maina jumped bail since 29 September.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court last week sent to jail Senator Ali Ndume, Maina’s surety. He was released on Friday.