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BREAKING: Bail-jumping Ex-Pension Reform Team Boss, Maina To Remain In Prison As Court Refuses Fresh Bail Application




The Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja has refused to listen to a contemporary bail utility filed by former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Job Group, Abdulrasheed Maina.

The holiday choose, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the applying was contentious and as such couldn’t be heard in the course of the courtroom’s trip.

He, subsequently, refused to listen to the bail utility which was moved by Maina’s counsel, Mr David Iorhemba and returned the case to Justice Okon Abang, who has been the trial choose within the substantive case, to listen to the bail utility after the courtroom’s trip.

Andrew Ocholi, counsel for the prosecuting company, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) opposed the applying, saying he had filed a counter-affidavit and a preliminary objection to indicate that Maina was now not entitled to bail, The Punch studies.

Maina is being tried alongside his agency, Widespread Enter Property and Funding Ltd, on 12 counts of laundering over N1 billion, amongst others.

They have been first arraigned on October 25, 2019, following which Justice Abang ordered that Maina be remanded within the Correctional Centre at Kuje, pending a listening to of his bail utility.

After perfecting his bail situations, Maina was launched from the correctional centre in July however had his bail revoked on November 18, 2020 after he jumped bail.

Maina had, on January 20, 2021 approached Justice Abang for one more bail following his rearrest for leaping the primary bail.

At a resumed trial in February 2021, he advised the courtroom that his leg is likely to be amputated if not granted bail to have sufficient medical care.

His counsel, Sani Katu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, mentioned his consumer was taken to the College of Abuja Educating Hospital, Gwagwalada, due to his worsening well being situation and the medical report was exhibited within the bail utility.

The lawyer, who mentioned that Kuje Correctional Centre the place Maina was stored didn’t have the ability to take care of his state of well being, added that if not granted bail, his leg is likely to be amputated.

However Justice Abang dominated on February 28, 2021 that Maina’s bail utility was with out benefit and that he failed to position adequate supplies earlier than the courtroom to persuade it that he deserved one other bail.

The choose held that after violating the situations of the bail granted him earlier, Maina didn’t should be admitted to bail once more.

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