Former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina who been on the run has been arrested in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Maina was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja, and their Nigerien counterpart.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said the police were perfecting the extradition processes of Maina to Nigeria to enable him to face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him.
Mba in a statement said: “Following the arrest of former chairman 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.
“Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th of 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 “.