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Court To Hear Maina’s Bail Application Today



Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday adjourned the hearing on Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Pension Reform chairman’s application for variation of bail conditions, till today.

Justice Abang, who gave the ruling, said that the decision was to allow the court attend to other matters.

The court had on December 18, 2019, adjourned the hearing on the bail variation application till January 13.

Justice Abang had, on Nov. 25, admitted Abdulrasheed Maina to a bail in the sum of N1 billion.

The judge, who gave the ruling, also ordered that Maina must produce two sureties who must be serving senators.

The two lawmakers, according to the judge, must not be standing any criminal trial in any court in the country and must have landed property at Maitama or Asokoro area of Abuja.

He also ruled that the two sureties, who must be prepared for a N500 million bond each, must always be in court with the defendant at each adjourned date.

However, Maina had been unable to meet the bail conditions.

Counsel to Maina, Afam Osigwe, at the resumed hearing yesterday, reminded the judge of the motion dated December 6, 2019 which was filed the same day.

Osigwe said that the application was supported by 21 paragraph affidavits deposed to by one Olufemi Awe brought in pursuant of Section 181 of ACJA 2015.