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JUST IN: Court refuses to revoke Maina’s bail

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request via the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for the revocation of the bail granted Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.

The EFCC had, in a action on notice, claimed that Maina, being tried on cash laundering associated charges, had perfected layout to get away from custody and assassinate the prosecuting legal professional and prosecution’s witnesses.

In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Okon Abang held that it used to be untimely for the courtroom to take a particular function on the difficulty due to the fact there is proof earlier than the courtroom that the allegation by means of the prosecution has been set up by means of any safety agency.

Justice Abang stated the request to revoke Maina’s bail was once untimely due to the fact he believes that investigation of the allegations has now not been concluded considering the fact that Maina claimed he has no longer been wondered with the aid of any safety corporation on the issue.

The choose additionally rejected the EFCC’s request for an order directing that extra protection measure be put in region round Maina, presently being held at the Kuje correctional centre, Abuja.

Justice Abang referred to that, considering that the Executive arm controls all the protection groups and the prosecuting agency, it may want to effortlessly furnish extra protection if it feels such measure used to be necessary, except any order of the court.

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