Court rules on Senator Ndume’s bail application Friday

Former Senate Leader Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said at the weekend that men from the Armed Forces are currently chasing members of the Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in the northeast. .

The Abuja Federal High Court has set a decision on Friday on the bail request made by Borno South Senator Ali Ndume, who has been held in prison since Monday on his bail for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to be bail jumped.

Judge Okon Abang suspended the session after Ndume’s lawyer, Marcel Oru, argued for the bail request, which was opposed by lawyer for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Abubakar.

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, the judge also sent Ndume to prison until he presented Maina or paid the sum of 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.

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