The fleeing former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina has been reportedly arrested by operatives of intelligence service in Niger republic.
According to PRNigeria report, the arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighboring countries.
EFCC operatives had learnt of Maina’s escape to Niger about two weeks ago and had worked with that country’s security forces to effect his arrest.
Maina was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court in Abuja on a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Abang last week sent to jail Senator Ali Ndume, Maina’s surety after he jumped bail since September 29. He was released on Friday.
Maina’s trial continued last week in absentia.