Former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who jumped his bail, has been remanded in prison custody till the end of his trial.
Earlier today, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gave an order for the remand of Maina in prison custody till the end of his trial, and adjourned the matter till December 8, 2020 upon application by a new defence counsel, Adaji Abel.
According to Abang, “The defendant is already on bench warrant, his bail having been revoked, so he shall be remanded in a correctional service, pending conclusion of trial. The matter is hereby adjourned till December 8, 2020 at the instance of the first defendant for continuation of trial.”
The new defence counsel applied for adjournment to enable him familiarize himself with the case but prosecution counsel, M.S. Abubakar opposed the application on the ground that the ninth prosecution witness, (PW9), Rouqayyah Ibrahim, an EFCC detective was in court to continue her evidence-in-chief.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has also directed his legal team to begin the process of terminating the surety bond he signed for Abdulrasheed Maina.
Ndume, who is representing Borno South Senatorial District in the Senate, stood surety for Maina, his constituent, who is standing trial at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.