Court Orders Senator Ndume To Be Remanded In Prison After Failing To Produce Maina




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Ndume stood, is representing Borno south, as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing on alleged money laundering charges.

However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial.

In a bench ruling delivered by Justice Okon Abang, the court ordered his remand pending the fulfillment of his bond, which is a forfeiture of N500 million to the federal government.

The court also empowered the federal government to sell Senator Ndume’s at Asokoro in order to recover the N500 million bond.

Justice Abang added Ndume will be released from Kuje once he is able to pay the N500 million or if the prosector is able to dispose of the and payment made to the federal government.

Ndume’s lawyer, Marcel Oru, vowed to appeal the court’s ruling.

Maina’s -in-absentia was adjourned to November 24. (Channels TV).