The request for bail submitted by Borno South Senator Ali Ndume, who has been held in prison since Monday, November 23, for his bail for Abdulrasheed Maina who is believed to have bail out, will be heard on Friday, November 25. by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Judge Okon Abang suspended the session after the lawyer for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Abubakar, objected to the request for bail.
Maina, former chair of the now defunct Reformed Pensions Task Force Abdulrasheed Maina, is being prosecuted by the EFCC on money laundering charges involving N2bn.
On November 18, 2020, Judge Abang revoked his bail, ordered his arrest and ordered his trial to proceed in absentia. On Monday, November 18, the judge ordered Ndume to remain in prison until he presented Maina or paid a $ 500 million bond to the Federation Account.
Ndume, through his lawyer, Marcel Oru, had on Tuesday filed an appeal against the preventive detention order with the Court of Appeal, together with a request for bail of the defendant filed with Judge Abang.