Court Fixes November 27 For Ruling Of Ndume’s Bail Application

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The bail application filed by Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, who has been detained in prison since , November 23, his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail would be heard on Friday, November 25, by the in Abuja.

Okon Abang adjourned for ruling after the and Financial Crimes Commission’ lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, opposed the bail application.

Maina, a former of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges of laundering involving N2bn.

On November 18, 2020, Abang revoked the bail granted him, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial would proceed in absentia. The on November 18, ordered that Ndume be remanded in prison until he produced Maina or paid the sum of N500m bail bond to the Account.

Ndume, his lawyer, Marcel Oru, had on filed an appeal against the remand order at the Court of Appeal, along with an application for the bail of the defendant filed before Abang.