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BREAKING: Bail-jumping Ex-Pension Reform Crew Boss, Maina To Remain In Penal complex As Court Refuses Original Bail Application

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File Photograph: Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to hear a fresh bail utility filed by ragged Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Job Crew, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The holiday bewitch, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the utility changed into once contentious and as such would possibly well perchance now not be heard throughout the court docket’s vacation.

File Photograph: Abdulrasheed Maina

He, attributable to this fact, refused to hear the bail utility which changed into once moved by Maina’s counsel, Mr David Iorhemba and returned the case to Justice Okon Abang, who has been the trial bewitch within the substantive case, to hear the bail utility after the court docket’s vacation.
Andrew Ocholi, counsel for the prosecuting agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) antagonistic the utility, announcing he had filed a counter-affidavit and a preliminary objection to point to that Maina changed into once no longer entitled to bail, The Punch stories.
Maina is being tried alongside his firm, General Input Property and Funding Ltd, on 12 counts of laundering over N1 billion, amongst others.
They were 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 conditions, Maina changed into once released from the correctional centre in July but had his bail revoked on November 18, 2020 after he jumped bail.
Maina had, on January 20, 2021 approached Justice Abang for yet another bail following his rearrest for jumping primarily the most famous bail.
At a resumed trial in February 2021, he educated the court docket that his leg would possibly well perchance furthermore fair be amputated if no longer granted bail to beget enough clinic treatment.
His counsel, Sani Katu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, stated his client changed into once taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Health facility, Gwagwalada, attributable to his worsening health condition and the clinical document changed into once exhibited within the bail utility.
The criminal expert, who stated that Kuje Correctional Centre the establish Maina changed into once kept did now not beget the potential to support to his bid of health, added that if no longer granted bail, his leg would possibly well perchance furthermore fair be amputated.
Nonetheless Justice Abang ruled on February 28, 2021 that Maina’s bail utility changed into once with out advantage and that he did now not establish enough materials earlier than the court docket to persuade it that he deserved yet another bail.
The bewitch held that after violating the conditions of the bail granted him earlier, Maina did now not should always be admitted to bail again.

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