Maina to Be extradited after Arrest in Niger Republic

The police yesterday said the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, who was arrested in Niger Republic on Monday, would soon be extradited.

Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said they were perfecting extradition processes to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him.

Mba said Maina, who was declared wanted by a court, was arrested on the night of Monday, November 30, 2020, through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.

The police spokesman said Maina 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,” he said.

“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,” one of the tweets read.

(THE NATION)