Senator Ali Ndume asked his lawyers to begin the process of withdrawing him as the guarantor of Abdulrasheed Maina, former president of the Pension Reform Task Force (PRTT).
Note that for Maina, who is standing trial at a federal high court in Abuja for suspected money laundering to the tune of N2 billion, Ndume had stood secure. Maina, however, jumped bail and fled to the Republic of Niger.
The court ordered Ndume to be remanded in prison before he was able to produce Maina, following Maina’s repeated absence from court proceedings. However, Ndume was given bail on the grounds that he has a record of good conduct”
On Monday, November 30, Maina was detained again in the Republic of Niger and was extradited to Nigeria on Thursday, December 3.
On Friday, speaking with reporters in Abuja, Ndume commended the police for arresting Maina. He said that because he is not trustworthy, he wanted to withdraw as Maina’s surety.
“I applaud the Nigerian Police Force for the execution by the federal high court in Abuja of the bench warrant imposed on Maina. This has shown that it is not a write-off of the NPF. Under the competent leadership of the Police Inspector General, Mohammed Adamu, they are experts.
I will direct my legal team to begin the process of withdrawing my security for Maina with immediate effect with the successful detention, extradition and subsequent remand of Maina at the Kuje Correctional Centre because his conduct has shown that he is not trustworthy,’ Ndume said.