Fugitive Ex-Pension Boss, Maina, Extradited to Nigeria

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By Kingsley Nwezeh

The Nigeria Police Force have extradited Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic.
A police statement said his extradition followed his arrest in that country’s capital, having been declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction over a pending criminal trial against him.


Maina was arrested on 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.The team from INTERPOL Nigeria, led by the Commissioner of Police INTERPOL, CP Garba Umar, having completed the necessary documentation requirements and other extradition processes, flew the wanted former Pension Boss, Maina into Nigeria aboard an NPF Jet 5N-HAR and landed at exactly 1417Hrs (Nigerian Time).Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while applauding the trans-national/inter-agency collaborations that led to the successful arrest and extradition of the wanted fugitive, assures that necessary legal actions will follow immediately.