Abdulrasheed Maina, a former pension boss, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, has been arrested by a collaboration of the Nigeria Police Force and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
Frank Mba, Force Spokesperson, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, that Maina was arrested in Niger Republic on Monday night and will soon be extradited to Nigeria.
“Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the NPF is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him,” the statement reads.
“Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.
“He 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.”