The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the extradition of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrashid Maina to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic where he was arrested.
Maina, who was earlier declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction over a pending criminal trial against him was arrested on 30th November 2020.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, Maina’s arrest was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja, and their Nigerien counterpart.
Nigeria Police Extradicts Maina
He revealed that the team from INTERPOL Nigeria, led by the Commissioner of Police INTERPOL, CP Garba Umar, after the completion of the necessary documentation requirements and other extradition processes travelled to Niamey where Maina was arrested.
Maina was reportedly flown into Nigeria aboard an NPF Jet 5N-HAR and landed at exactly 02:15 pm.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has given assurance that necessary legal actions will follow immediately.
The IGP, however, applauded the trans-national/inter-agency collaborations that led to the successful arrest and extradition of Maina.