27 November 2020 By Victoria Abah
The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume after 5 days in detention for failure to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, whom he stood surety for.
In a ruling, Justice Okon Abang granted an application filed by Ndume to be released on bail pending the determination of his appeal.
Justice Abang however explained that he granted the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the Court but aside that all other grounds of his bail application failed.
He ordered the senator to produce one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property in Abuja.
The judge also ordered the senator to deposit his passport with the Chief Registrar of the court.
The court also held that Ndume must sign an undertaking that he would within 10 days, compile and transmit the record of proceedings to the Court of Appeal.