Ndume: Court remands senator as fugitive Maina remains at large

Ndume: Court remands senator as fugitive Maina remains at large

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, November 23, ordered the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, Ali Ndume, to be remanded in Kuje Prison.

This is for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in court.

Justice Okon Abang ordered that Ndume who stood surety for the fleeing defendant in May 2020 would only be released from prison until he either produces Maina in court or sells off the N500m worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja.

1st News gathered this property was used as the guarantee for the bail bond; and tenders the evidence of the payment of the proceeds of the sale into the Federation Account.

The judge ordered that he be remanded in Kuje prison pending when he meets the condition for release.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is rattled by the recent visit of some of its governors to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja; while reacting to PDP’s criticism of the development.

He, however, advised the PDP to focus on picking itself up instead of dwelling on frivolities.

“The PDP is obviously rattled and disoriented by the recent courtesy visit; by some governors of the APC to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC); and Gov. of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni led the APC delegation.

“At a time when the PDP and its leadership are grappling with a crisis of confidence; one would expect the failed opposition party to focus on picking itself up,” Nabena said.

He added that as a party for all progressives; the APC on its part will continue to consolidate on its national appeal and acceptance.

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1st News reports that the PDP had, in an earlier statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, criticised the APC governors for visiting the former president.

According to the PDP, the visit to Jonathan by the APC governors is a direct acceptance of the successes recorded by it in building a strong nation with a virile economy.

The PDP said the visit is also a subtle step by APC governors into an agreement; that the PDP has the solution to the country’s challenges.

 

 

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