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Security Agents arrest Maina in Niger Republic


Security Agents arrest Maina in Niger Republic

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina was arrested by security agents.

Although details of the arrest remain sketchy, security sources confirmed to newsmen that he has was arrested in the Niger Republic.

The security source said Maina was arrested by the operatives of the Niger Republic Intelligence Service in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday night.

It was also gathered that Maina’s arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the neighbouring country.

The EFCC is prosecuting Maina for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2billion.

The trial judge, Justice Abang Okon issued a warrant for his arrest after he ‘jumped bail’ and failed to appear in court.

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, last week.



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