Court Fails To Rule On Maina’s Bail Application
The Federal High Court in Abuja has failed to deliver ruling on Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman of pension Reform Task Team (PRTM)’s bail application.
The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, revealed that the date for ruling would be made known at the close of work.
According to the judge, this is as a result of the tremendous work load that is currently on the court.
“On account of the heavy workload on this honourable court, the court shall reserve ruling on the bail application.
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“The ruling is not ready. The court will give another date at the close of work today,” Abang said.
Maina, whose trial was stalled on Tuesday due to ill-health, was wheeled into the court room on Thursday where his bail application was expected to be taken.
Reports have it that Maina was wheeled into court by two warden officer of the Kuje Nigerian Correctional Service in the early hours of Thursday while armed with two first aid boxes.
Recall that Maina had, on Oct. 25, been arraigned alongside a firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd companies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Okon Abang.
He was charged with 12 counts bordering on money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.
On Monday, the court adjourned until Tuesday to take his application seeking an abridgment of time to hear his bail application earlier fixed for Nov. 19 and also for continuation of evidence by the prosecution’s first witness.
However, when the matter was called on Tuesday, Maina was not in court. According to the hospital report given to the court, Maina was said to be indisposed