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Senator Ndume prays court to discharge him as Maina’s surety

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Ali Ndume, the Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, on Monday requested the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja, to formally discharge him as a surety within the matter in opposition to Abdulrasheed Maina.

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Maina, who’s a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Job Workforce, is being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for allegedly laundering N2bn.

Ndume had reportedly mentioned he would now not stand as surety for Maina after the latter jumped bail and fled the nation.

The lawmaker additionally mentioned he would instruct his authorized workforce to start the method of terminating the surety bond he signed for Maina, as he might now not belief Maina.

In courtroom on Monday, his lawyer, Marcel Oru, utilized formally for the discharge of Ndume as surety, asking for the discharge of the title paperwork that had been deposited in courtroom.

Oru argued that the applying was introduced pursuant to the truth that Maina has been re-arrested and is presently in custody.

Justice Okon Abang, nevertheless, raised the problem of whether or not the courtroom has the jurisdiction to listen to the applying since he mentioned an enchantment has been entered.

Oru then argued that ordinarily, the courtroom wouldn’t have jurisdiction however within the prevailing circumstances, Maina has been re-arrested and is presently standing trial earlier than the courtroom. Thus, he was of the view that the courtroom can hear the applying.

EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, argued his discover of preliminary objection, stating that the courtroom lacked jurisdiction to entertain the applying.

Abubakar urged the courtroom to strike out the applying of the surety.

The courtroom adjourned to October 4 to rule on the discover of preliminary objection.

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