Court revokes Maina’s bail, orders his arrest

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sanctioned a warrant for the rearrest of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.

Justice Okon Abang, on Wednesday, revoked the bail earlier granted Maina, who is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering.

The judge ruled that Maina, presently at large, be arrested in any part of the country he may be found and brought to Abuja to face trial.

He also ordered that the trial be continued in the absence of the defendant.

Justice Abang gave the defendant’s surety, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, up till November 23 to show cause why he should not forfeit the N500 million bail bond he signed to ensure that Maina was always in court.

The ruling was on the application by lead prosecuting lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, who argued, among others, that since Maina had consistently failed to attend court since September, this year, it was obvious he had jumped bail.



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