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Just in: Court remands ex-pension reform boss, Maina in prison custody

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded the ex-Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, in prison custody.

The latest development is coming barely 24 hours after Maina who is answering to a 12-count money laundering charge, was arrested at Niger Republic and extradited back to the country by the Interpol, Vanguard reports.

The former pension reform boss jumped bail since September 29 and refused to appear for continuation of his trial.

Following his arrest, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, produced him Defendant in court.

The anti-graft agency, through its lawyer, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar further applied that he should be remanded in custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Mohammed reminded the court that Maina’s re-appearance was sequel to a bench warrant that was issued against him on November 18.