The Nigerien government has exposed Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team over his illicit money laundering and $1.7m cash found in an apartment in its capital Niamey.
According to the report gathered, the Nigerien government’s hinted the federal government through the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Naija News learnt that the cash might be part of the money allegedly stolen by Maina who is currently in security custody following his arrest recently by the Department of Security Services (DSS) in an Abuja hotel along with his son, Faisal.
He had allegedly sneaked into the country from Dubai apparently to avoid arrest.
Maina is under investigation for alleged mismanagement of over N24billion pension funds while in office.
Twenty-nine assets worth N1billion also suspected to be owned by him have already been seized.
Naija News understands that the security agencies may also probe Maina on why one of his nephews, Sadiq Abdullahi Ismaila, was almost tortured to death over how $1.7million got missing from a safe house.