Former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has been arrested by security agents in the Niger Republic, The Punch reports.
Maina was reported to have been arrested on Monday evening.
The medium said the arrest was possible because of a mutual relationship between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
Maina is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2 billion.
However, the former PRTT chairman jumped bail which prompted Justice Okon Abang, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, to order the arrest of Ali Ndume, the senator representing Borno South.
Ndume stood surety for Maina so that he could be granted bail.
After about four days in custody, the court granted the Ndume bail on Friday.
Abang had said although other grounds of Ndume’s bail application failed, the senator has a record of “good behaviour.”
The judge asked the Borno lawmaker to produce a surety who must be a resident of the federal capital territory (FCT) and has property in the territory.
Abang said the surety must also depose an affidavit of their readiness to face the consequences if the senator absconds.
The EFCC had earlier informed the court that it had sought the assistance of the United States and Niger Republic for the arrest of Maina.