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Maina’s Request For Bail Thrown Out

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has seen Abdulrasheed Maina’s request for bail thrown out.

Maina was the former Chairman of defunct Pension Reforms Task Force Team (PRTT).

Maina’s request for bail rejected

Recall that the court, on November 18, 2020, revoked Maina’s bail and ordered his arrest after he jumped bail.

The court also granted the EFCC’s request that his trial in the fraud charges is conducted in his absence.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja not to set aside its order of Nov 18, 2020, against the former Chairman of the defunct PRTT.

Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang to reject Maina’s request for bail on the ground that it was made to delay justice in his trial.

Following the development, the ex-pension boss had, in an interlocutory injunction dated Feb 9 and filed on Feb 10, urged the court to set aside its Nov 18 order that his trial proceeds in absentia.

However, Justice Okon Abang in his ruling on Thursday held that Maina’s application for bail lacked merit.

The judge said that Maina did not place sufficient materials before the court to convince the court that he deserves the second bail. He was also identified as a flight risk, having fled before to the Republic of Niger and Chad in violation of the order.

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