The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Abdulrasheed Maina has been re-arrested in the Niger Republic by the operatives of Niger Republic intelligence service in collaboration with Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The arrest was said to be possible due to the help of a security agency in the neighbouring countries.
According to sources in the EFCC, its operatives learnt of Maina’s escape to Niger about two weeks ago and have lay siege to effect his arrest.
Maina is facing a 12-count charge of money laundering levelled against him and a company by the Federal Government before the Federal High Court, Abuja to the tune of N2 billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja.
He has jumped bail since September 29, 2020, a development that prompted the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, to order the arrest of Senator Ali Ndume, who stood surety for him.
Justice Abang also ordered that Maina should be arrested any where in the world if seen.