Maina: Ndume regains freedom

By our reporter| Senator Ali Ndume was on Friday granted bail to the senator a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The Senator representing Bornu South has been in detention since Monday following his inability to produce former Pension Reforms Task Team Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina whom is standing trial for allegedly stealing over N2bn.

Maina is believed to have jumped bail.

Ruling on Ndume’s bail application on Friday, presiding Judge, Okon Abang said the decision to grant the Senator bail was based on his record of good behavior in court.

The bail was granted to the senator pending the hearing and determination of his appeal filed at the Court of Appeal challenging his remand.

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He ordered the senator to produce one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property anywhere in Abuja.

According to the judge, the surety must also depose to an Affidavit of Means to indicate his readiness to forfeit the bail guaranty should the senator also jump bail.

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