A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre over his inability to produce former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial.
Ndume who is representing Borno South at the National Assembly, stood as surety for Maina who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.
Both Ndume and Maina hails from Southern part of Borno State.
However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial which led to the revocation of his bail by Justice Okon Abang.
Justice Okon Abang had therefore ordered that Ndume who stood surety for the fleeing defendant in May 2020 would only be released from prison until he either produces Maina in court or sells off the N500m worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja, which was used as the guarantee for the bail bond and tenders the evidence of the payment of the proceeds of the sale into the Federation Account.
The judge ordered that he be remanded in Kuje prison pending when he meets the condition for release.
The justice also ordered a bench warrant for Maina’s arrest anywhere he is sighted.