CRIME

Fleeing Pension Boss Mai na Arrested in Niger Republic_Ada Nkong

Reports reaching us say fleeing former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested.

According to our sources Maina was arrested on Monday, November 30 at night , by operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria in a town in the Niger Republic.
Reports indicate that a top intelligence officer said the arrest was made possible by an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighbouring countries.
Maina currently faces a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).which alleges that Maina, as chairman of the defunct PRTT, used the account of the firm for money laundering to the tune of about N2 billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja.

Meanwhile the court on Friday, November 27, granted bail to the Senator Ndume, over his suretyship for Maina, believed to have jumped bail.

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