Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has been extradited to Nigeria after his arrest in Niger Republic on Monday.

Maina was arrested in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic after he jumped bail and was declared wanted by an Abuja High Court.

He was received on Thursday by men of the Nigeria Police Force at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Speaking with journalists at the airport, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Interpol said Maina was brought back to Nigeria on the directive of the IGP, Mohammed Adamu.

He is standing trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2 billion.

He jumped bail and went into hiding in September.

Consequently, Ali Ndume, the senator representing Borno South, who stood as his surety was remanded in prison custody.

Ndume was however granted bail after four days in custody on the grounds that he has a record of “good behaviour”.