The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, have been arrested by the security agencies in Niger Republic.
A top security officer stated this, noting that Maina was apprehended by Nigerian Security agencies on Monday.
Maina is being prosecuted on 12 counts of money laundering of N2bn by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission but jumped bail which forced the trial judge, Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to issue a warrant for his arrest.
He stopped attending his trial since September 29, 2020, forcing Abang to order the detention of his surety, Senator Ali Ndume, last Monday.
The court, however, granted bail to Ndume last Friday.
Earlier, the EFCC had informed the court that it had sought the assistance of the United States and Niger Republic for the arrest of Maina.
The Commissioner of Police, Interpol National Bureau, Garba Umar, however confirmed Maina’s arrest.