A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Ndume, who is representing Borno south, stood as surety for Maina’s bail.
Maina is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.
However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial.
Justice Okon Abang made the order on Monday following Ndume’s failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina.
Justice Abang held that having failed to produce Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail and having failed to show cause why he should not forfeit his bail bond, Ndume should only be released if he met either of the following three conditions.
▪︎First is that he pays N500m bail bond into the Federation Account of the Federal Government and present evidence of such payment in court
▪︎Or the FG sells the property situate in Asokoro, Abuja, which Ndume pledged as security for the bond and present evidence of sale and payment of the N500m realised into the Federation Account
▪︎Or he (Ndume) produces Maina, who is believed to have now jumped bail, in court.
The judge ordered that he be remanded in Kuje prison pending when he would meet the condition for release.
Ndume was immediately led away from the courtroom shortly after the judge’s pronouncement.