Follow the detention of the Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, on Monday, November 23, over his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted him bail.
The Justice Abang in his ruling on Friday, November 27, said the bail was based on the senator’s record of good behaviour before the court.
Ndume’s bail conditions include his producing one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property anywhere in Abuja.
The surety must also depose to an affidavit of means to indicate his readiness to forfeit the bail guaranty should the senator jump bail. He also ordered the senator to deposit his passport with the Chief Registrar of the court.
Ndume was also ordered to file an undertaking that he would compile records of appeal and transmit it to the Court of Appeal within 10 days.
Maina, a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges of money laundering involving N2bn.
Recall that Justice Abang on November 18, revoked Maina’s bail, ordered his arrest, and directed his trial to proceed in absentia. On Monday, the judge remanded Ndume in prison until he produced Maina or paid the sum of N500m bail bond to the Federation Account.