Abdulrasheed Maina: Court reduces bail conditions of former pensions boss

Abdulrasheed Maina: Court reduces bail conditions of former pensions boss

- The Federal High Court in Abuja reduces Abdulrasheed Maina’s bail from N1billion to N500 million

- As part of the bail condition, Justice Okon Abang mandated Maina to present one surety in like sum who must be a Nigerian and a serving senator

- The judge said the senator who would stand as surety for Maina must be one who has no standing any criminal case in court

The bail conditions of the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been reduced by the Federal High Court from N1billion to N500 million.

Premium Times reports that Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Tuesday, January 28, also mandated Maina present one surety in like sum who must be a Nigerian and a serving senator.

He said the serving Senator must not be standing any criminal trial in court.

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Meanwhile, in a letter to the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 28, revealed when the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board will be formed.

President Buhari said that the recomposition of the board will be done at the end of the ongoing forensic audit of the commission which is being carried out by the interim management committee, Vanguard reports.

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In a letter sent to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and read on the floor of the house, the president said that the list of board members of the NDDC will be made available to the red chamber after the committee's reports have been submitted.

In another report, the Coalition of Civil Societies for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CCSGGC) has alleged a deliberate attempt to frustrate the ongoing recovery of looted funds by the acting managing director of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh.

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The coalition said some disgruntled elements in the guise of civil society groups to blackmail Nunieh, accusing her of parading fake NYSC certificate.

Describing Nunieh as a respected woman, Okpokwu said such conclusion is based on no empirical or verifiable evidence.

He also said that the coalition was particularly irked by the fact that the traducers of the claim could not grab a copy of Nunieh’s alleged fake NYSC discharge certificate to convince the doubting public.

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