Failure to produce Maina: Court orders Ndume’s remand in Kuje prison till sale of N500m bail guaranty property


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Maina, had jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2 billion money laundering trial.

Delivering his ruling on Monday, Justice Okon Abang, ordered that the Ndume, representing Borno South in the Senate, who stood surety for the fleeing Maina, in May 2020 should be remanded in prison.

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However, the judge said, Ndume, would only be released from prison until either he is able to produce Maina in court, or when the N500 million worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja, which was used as the guarantee for the bail bond is sold off and he tenders the evidence of the payment of the proceeds of the sale into the Federation Account.

Ndume, according to the judge should be remanded in Kuje prison pending when he meets the condition for release.