Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Police perfecting papers to extradite Maina back to Nigeria

The police have commenced the processes for the extradition of the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrashid Maina, who was arrested in Niamey, Niger Republic, on Monday.

He was apprehended through the joint efforts of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Abuja, and their Nigerien counterparts.

Maina is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes.

The Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement today, said the police were perfecting the paperwork for the repatriation of the fugitive from Niger where he fled in a bid to escape justice for allegedly stealing N2 billion.

It explained that Maina would soon be brought back to the country to continue with his ongoing trial.