Rep Member Dangaladima Appears In Court Over Maina’s Son ‘Disappearance’

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Sani Umar Dangaladima, a of the representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, has appeared in court.

The lawmaker on Wednesday, appeared before the Federal High Court in Abuja having been summoned on Tuesday over the disappearance of Faisal Maina, who is said to have jumped .

The legislator had stood surety for Faisal, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on money laundering charges.

Faisal is a son of a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is also facing separate charges of money laundering involving about N2bn before the same court.

Maina is also said to have jumped .

The judge, Okon Abang, who is presiding over the two cases, had revoked the granted the father and the son, ordered their , and directed that their trials would proceed in absentia.

On Monday, Abang sent Maina’s surety, Ali Ndume, to over inability to the fleeing defendant.

On Tuesday, the judge ordered Faisal’s surety, Dangaladima, to appear in court on Wednesday to show cause he should not be made to forfeit the N60m bail bond he signed for the defendant.

In honour of the summons, Dangaladima appeared before the court on Wednesday.

He appeared lawyer, Mr M.E Sheriff.

But Faisal who has been declared by the judge to be on the run was absent from Wednesday’s proceedings.

The judge said he would hear Dangaladima and lawyer after taking the testimony of the third prosecution witness.