NEWS

Court orders Sen. Ndume to be remanded in prison after failing to produce Maina

…To lose N500m property in Abuja


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

Ndume, who is representing Borno south, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial 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 bail bond, which is a forfeiture of N500 million to the federal government.

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

Justice Abang added that 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 property and payment made to the federal government.

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

Maina’s trial-in-absentia was adjourned to November 24.

About author

Articles

A prolific writer of about two decades standing experience
Related posts
NEWS

Institute advocates National Cohesion Commission to foster inclusive governance

The Africa Polling Institute (API), an NGO, has stressed the need for Federal Government to…
Read more
LIFESTYLENEWSPOLITICS

Rep. Salam to receive Humanitarian Award from Rotary club of Osogbo

By Gena Lubem Member of the National Assembly representing Ede north, Ede south, Egbedore and…
Read more
BUSINESS AND ECONOMYNEWS

NNPC Records Crude Oil, Gas Sales of $219.75m in May

…Posts ₦295.72bn from sale of petroleum products By Gena LubemThe Nigerian National Petroleum…
Read more
Newsletter
Get latest news update now

Sign up for News headquarters Daily Digest and get trending updates tailored for you now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.