A federal high court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday, revoked the bail of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
The court presided over by Justice Okon Abang also ordered that Maina should be arrested by security agents wherever and whenever he is found.
This follows an application by Mohammed Abubakar, the lawyer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who told the court that Maina, who was earlier granted bail in the sum of N500 million with a surety in the like sum, had jumped bail.
Citing sections 184 and 352(4) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, to back his prayers, and that the absence of Maina from the proceedings of September 29, 30, October 2, and 19, 2020 as well as Wednesday without any reasonable excuse the EFCC lawyer asked the judge to revoke Maina’s bail.
Naija News reports Maina is facing trial in a case involving N2bn money laundering charges.
Justice Abang also ordered that the defendant’s trial would proceed in his absence pending when the defendant would be produced in court.
Similarly, November 23 2020 has been fixed for Senator Ali Ndume who is Maina’s surety to appear in court to justify why he shouldn’t be committed to prison and forfeit his N500m bail bond pending when he would be able to produce the defendant.
Source: Naija News