Court orders remand of Sen. Ali Ndume in Kuje Prison

Court orders remand of Sen. Ali Ndume in Kuje Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered that Sen. Ali Ndume should be remanded in Kuje Prison, following the refusal of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), to appear for his trial.


Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million he deposed to on May 5 when standing as surety for Maina.


EFCC’s counsel Mohammed Abubakar had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood for as surety, had jumped bail.


Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issued a warrant of arrest on him.


Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.


Justice Abang, in his ruling, ordered Ndume’s remand pending the time he was able to fulfil the bail bond or produce Maina in court.

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