Estimated Reading Time: 1
The Nigeria Police Force has on Tuesday disclosed plans to extradite Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina to Nigeria following his arrest in Niger Republic.
The Police through the statement also assured Nigerians that it would arrest all suspects no matter who or where they are.
Abdulrashid Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) had earlier been charged to court over corruption charges.
But he was later declared wanted by an Abuja High Court after he jumped bail and fled to Niamey, Niger Republic.
Following his abscondment, his surety, Senator Ali Ndume was remanded in prison before being granted bail on Friday.
“Following the arrest of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police Force is perfecting extradition processes of the fugitive to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him,” a statement by police spokesman Frank Mba, said on Tuesday.
“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 the 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.”