Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Tuesday morning, indicates that the Security Agencies in Niger Republic, have arrested the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Abdulrasheed Maina.
A top Security Officer revealed that Maina was arrested by Nigerien Security Agencies on Monday.
Maina, who is being prosecuted on 12 counts of money laundering to the tune of N2 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, jumped bail, forcing the Trial Judge, Justice Okon Abang, to issue a warrant for his immediate arrest.
He was said to have stopped attending his trial since September 29, 2020, prompting Justice Abang of the Federal High Court, in Abuja, to also order for the remand of his Surety, Senator Ali Ndume, last Monday.
The court, however, granted bail to the Borno South Senator last Friday.
The EFCC had earlier informed the court that it had sought the assistance of the United States, US, and Niger Republic, for the arrest of Maina.
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