By Abba Gwale
Nigerien Operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria on Monday evening, arrested Abdulrasheed Maina, in a town in Niger Republic.
A top intelligence officer was reported to have informed PRNigeria that the arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighbouring countries.
EFCC, who arraigned Mr. Maina, alleged that as chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, 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.
He however, has not been attending trial since the September 29, 2020 proceedings, a development that prompted Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court to order Senator Ali Ndume’s remand last Monday.
But the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to the Borno South Senator, over his suretyship for Maina, believed to have jumped bail.