Interpol Extradites Maina To Continue Money Laundering Trial In Nigeria

The former boss of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdurrasheed Maina, has been extradited back to Nigeria by INTERPOL.

Maina was apprehended by security operatives in Niamey, Niger Republic, after he jumped bail to evade trial over money laundering charges.

HumAngle gathered that Maina is currently in police custody in Abuja after he was returned to Nigeria on Thursday.

Maina is charged with 12-counts bordering on money laundering. He, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

He was released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention on July 27 after Senator Ndume stood for him as a surety.

Maina, who is standing trial on the alleged money laundering charges, has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial.

He was arrested in Niger Republic on Monday, November 30, after the Federal Government reached out to the Niger Republic to fish him out from hiding in the country.

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