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Ali Ndume to withdraw as Abdulrasheed Maina’s Surety 

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Senator Ali Ndume has revealed that he will withdraw his position as a surety for Abdulrasheed Maina because of lack of trust. 

Ndume disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Friday at Abuja. 

Ndume said, “I commend the Nigeria Police Force for executing the bench warrant issued on Maina by the federal high court in Abuja.”

“This has shown that the NPF is not a write-off. They are professionals under the able leadership of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

“With the successful arrest, extradition and subsequent remand of Maina at the Kuje Correctional Centre, I will proceed to direct my legal team to begin the process of withdrawing my suretyship for Maina with immediate effect because his action has shown that he is not trustworthy.”

Maina, who is the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team is standing trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of 2 billion naira.

The Senator representing Borno South had stood as surety to Maina because Maina is from his constituency. 

But Maina jumped bail and absconded to Niger republic. 

Ndume as the surety was on November 23arrrested and locked up for 5 days at the Kuje correctional centre for his failure to pay the sum of N500m bail bond or produce Maina in court.

He was later released after the court exercised its discretionary powers to release Ndume because he had been of good conduct over the course of the trial. 

However, on Friday, the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that Maina be remanded at the Kuje prison pending when his trial is concluded. 

 

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