The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Thursday for the hearing in the application for bail of Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South).
Recall that Mr Ndume, who stood surety for the former chairman Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was remanded for his inability to produce the defendant.
Mr Ndume was remanded over the ex-pension boss’s absence from court on a bail bond of N500m.
Justice Okon Abang on Wednesday said the service of the bail application was made known to him around 8am on Wednesday by the court’s staff having been filed by Senator Ndume’s lawyers.
But on Tuesday, Maina’s lawyer, Marcel Oru, filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja challenging the remand order of the court on the grounds of lack of fair hearing.
On the order of the court to sell the attached property at Plot 158 Cadastral Zone AO2, Asokoro in the same sum of the bail bond, Mr Oru said that is not the immediate priority.
“We are more concerned about getting our man out first, property is secondary,” he said.
Meanwhile, the court also acceded to the application by Rep Umar Dan-Galadima, surety to the son of Mr Maina, Faisal, who is believed to have jumped bail for application to show cause why he would not forfeit the sum of N60m bail bond to the Federal Government.