Again, court adjusts Maina’s bail conditions

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday further varied the bail conditions granted the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.

The court on November 25, 2019 had admitted the former pension chairman to bail at N1 billion.

Justice Okon Abang, who gave the ruling, also ordered Maina to produce two sureties who must be serving senators.

The judge said the two lawmakers must not be standing criminal trial in any court in the country.

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

Report has it that on January 28, Justice Abang reduced the bail bond from N1 billion to N500 million after Maina on January 13 told the court that he could not meet the stringent conditions of the bail.

Still not able to meet the adjusted bail conditions, Maina in an application dated February 10, asked the court to further vary the conditions.

But in a ruling on Maina’s bail variation application on April 29, Justice Abang held that the former PRTT chairman failed to put sufficient material before the court to prove that he was unable to meet his bail condition, which includes a serving senator as surety.

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