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N2 billion money laundering: Court detains Ndume as Maina jumps bail



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Senator Ali Ndume who guaranteed to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in a N2 billion money laundering trial has been remanded by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

The Senator who represented Borno South Senatorial district was detained by Justice Okon Abang led Federal High Court having failed to produce Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina in Court at Monday’s hearing of the case where the accused alledgedly laundered the sum of N2 billion.

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Justice Abang has considered the defendant to have flown having not appeared for Monday’s Court hearing, hence, he ordered that his surety, Senator Ali Ndume can only be released from prison when he produces him in court or sells off the N500m worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja.

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CAPITAL POST reports that Ndume used his Asokoro property as bail bond.

The Court demanded that ‘if the property is sold, the proceed should be paid into the federation account with evidence of payment.

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


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