Borno Senator, Ali Ndume, was ordered to be remanded in Kuje Prison on Monday following his failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) who he had stood surety for.
Ndume, who is representing Borno south, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.
However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial.
In a bench ruling delivered by Justice Okon Abang, the court ordered his remand pending the fulfillment of his bail bond, which is a forfeiture of N500 million to the federal government.
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The court also empowered the federal government to sell Senator Ndume’s property at Asokoro in order to recover the N500 million bond.
Justice Abang added that Ndume will be released from Kuje once he is able to pay the N500 million or if the prosector is able to dispose of the property and payment made to the federal government.
Ndume’s lawyer, Marcel Oru, vowed to appeal the court’s ruling.
Maina’s trial-in-absentia was adjourned to December 23.