A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday, November 26, 2020, for the hear the bail application filed by Senator, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South).
Ndume was on Monday remanded in prison over his inability to produce in court, Abdulrasheed Maina whom he stood surety for.
Maina, a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, standing trial on charges of money laundering involving N2billion, is believed to have jumped bail.
The trial Judge, Justice Okon Abang had on November 18, 2020, revoked the bail granted him, and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
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He also directed that his trial will continue in absentia.
Abang also on Monday remanded Senator Ndume in prison until he produces Maina or pay the sum of N500million bail bond to the Federation Account.
Senator Ndume, through his lawyer, Marcel Oru, had on Tuesday filed an appeal against the remand order at the Court of Appeal, along with an application for the bail of the defendant filed before Justice Abang.
The judge, in the course of the trial in the absence of Maina, on Wednesday, acknowledged the bail application filed by Senator Ndume’s lawyer.
He directed that the matter be fixed for hearing on Thursday.
He also said he had directed that hearing notice for Thursday’s proceedings be issued and served on the parties.
Although Senator Ndume’s lawyer was not present in court, EFCC’s counsel, Mohammed Abubakar confirmed that he has been served with the hearing notice.