Access to Senator Ndume at Kuje prison restricted

Access to Senator Ndume at Kuje prison restricted

- Visitors have been restricted from having access to Senator Ali Ndume in prison

- Recall that Ndume was remanded over his inability to produce Abdulrasheed Maina

- The senator had stood surety for Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team

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To many people, Ali Ndume, the current guest at Kuje prison, will have access to special treatment, especially visit from top politicians in the country but this is not to be the case.

In fact, officials of the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, stopped two senators from having access to the remanded Ndume. The two senators who visited Ndume were Ishaku Elisha Abbo and Bala Ibn Na’Allah.

However, both of them were prevented from seeing Ndume who is in his current predicament after he was unable to produce the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, whom he stood as surety for.

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Access to Ndume at Kuje prison restricted
Officials of the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, restricted access to Ndume. Photo: Premium Times
Source: UGC

After Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo left the facility, Senator Na’Allah was allowed to see the officer in charge of the prison, G. U. Ochepa.

Ochepa was reported to have told the lawmaker that there is a temporary suspension of visit to the facility because of COVID-19.

"It is not a punishment to the lawmaker. Only lawyers and his wives are supposed to be allowed to see him.”

Meanwhile, Na’Allah was reported to have expressed shock over Ndume’s remand.

In a related development, a northern group, known as Arewa Youths Association for Peace and Good Leadership wants Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe arrested for reportedly failing to produce Nnamdi Kanu whom he had stood surety for.

The president of the northern group, Ambassador Mohammed Rilwanu Katun, said justice could only be served if what was done to Senator Ndume is extended to Senator Abaribe as the two cases are similar.

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He said Senator Ndume should have been given some time to produce Maina and not send him to jail. had reported that following his repeated failure to appear for the continuation of his trial, the Federal High Court ordered the police to arrest Maina.

The court gave the order on Wednesday, November 18, and revoked the bail the court earlier granted to him.

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Justice Abang also granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to try the former pension boss in absentia.

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