- Despite recent updates on its official Twitter handle, the EFCC has remained silent on the alleged arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina, in Niger Republic.
- Media reports the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina in Niger Republic and planned extradition to Nigeria, to face trial.
News are making the rounds about the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arresting Abdularasheed Maina on the night of Monday, November 30, 2020. A feat they were able to achieve, in conjunction with Niger Republic Intelligence Agency.
The whereabouts of Abdulrasheed Maina became unknown shortly after he was granted bail. He is facing a corruption trial for looting public funds as chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform.
The senator who stood as surety for Maina, Ali Ndume, spent 5 days in prison after Maina failed to show up for trial. He was released on Friday and has since returned to his home state, Borno.
Maina’s arrest now implies that he will be available to face the corruption allegations against him.
The last reference made by the commission on Maina’s case was the order for the revoke of his son’s bail. Also, the arrest of his surety and subsequent bail on self-recognition was notable. However, no confirmation of the arrest has been made on their official Twitter handle.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) December 1, 2020