– The former chairman of PRTT, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested
– According to the report, Maina was arrested in Niger Republic on the night of Monday, November 30
– Senator Ali Ndume who stands surety for Maina was released on Friday, November 27, after spending four days in detention
A report by the PRNigeria indicates that the fleeing former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested.
Legit.ng gathered that Maina was rounded up on the night of Monday, November 30, by the operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria in a town in the Niger Republic.
According to the report, a top intelligence officer said that the arrest was made possible due to an existing mutual relationship and security agreement between the two neighboring countries.
Maina is facing a 12-count money laundering charge levelled against him and a firm by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The anti-graft agency alleged 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.
The court on Friday, November 27, granted bail to the Senator Ndume, over his suretyship for Maina, believed to have jumped bail.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja gave a House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima up till Friday, December 4, to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina.
It was reported that Faisal is being prosecuted before the court on money laundering related offenses.
He was granted bail in December 2019, with the lawmaker standing surety for him upon signing a N60million bond.
In another report, the senator representing Borno South at the Senate, Ali Ndume, was granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Justice Abang ordered the lawmaker to produce one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property anywhere in Abuja.