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Court rules on Ndume’s bail application Friday

The Abuja Federal High Court sets Friday for ruling on the bail application filed by Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, who has been detained in prison since Monday over his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail.

After Ndume’s counsel, Marcel Oru, argued the bail appeal, which was opposed by the lawyer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Abubakar, Justice Okon Abang adjourned for a decision.

The EFCC is prosecuting Maina, a former president of the disbanded Pension Reformed Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, on charges of money laundering involving N2bnn.

Justice Abang revoked the bail granted to him on November 18, 2020, ordered his arrest, and instructed that his trial continue in absentia.

On Monday, the judge also remanded Ndume in prison until he produced Maina or paid the Federation Account the amount of the N500m bail bond.

Ndume filed an appeal against the remand order with the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, via his counsel, Marcel Oru, along with an application for the defendant’s bail before Justice Abang.

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