MAINA: Court Grants Senator Ndume Bail.

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Court Grants Senator Ndume Bail

A Federal High Court has granted bail to the senator representing Borno South, Senator Ali Ndume.

Senator Ndume has been in detention since Monday over his suretyship for former Pension Reforms Task Team Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina, who had jumped bail.

However, Justice Okon Abang who granted the bail today said the decision was based on the senator’s record of good behavior in court.

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

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.

It would be recalled that Senator Ndume had been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Pension Task Team boss.

He had stood as surety for Mr. Maina, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.

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