Court Fixes January 25 for Ruling in Faisal Maina’s Surety Committal Plea
The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday fixed January 25, 2021, for ruling in the committal...

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday fixed January 25, 2021, for ruling in the committal application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a House of Representatives member Sani Dan-Galadima, who stood as surety for Faisal, son of former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdurasheed Maina.
Justice Okon Abang, who adjourned the ruling, said it was not ready.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had, on December 1, ordered Dan-Galadima, who represents Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear in court over his suretyship for Faisal, who was said to have jumped bail in his ongoing money laundering trial.
The lawmaker was summoned to appear in court to show cause why he should not be imprisoned, if he failed to either produce Faisal or pay the N60 million bail bond to the Federal Government.
Faisal is also facing separate charges of money laundering in the same court. The EFCC lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had prayed the court to make a forfeiture order against the lawmaker, having failed to produce Faisal in court.
Dan-Galadima’s lawyer, Mohammed Sheriff, urged the court, in the last adjourned date, to exercise caution as information available to him revealed that Faisal had been arrested by security agencies. Earlier, Sheriff restated that Faisal was arrested in Sokoto State by security personnel.
But Abubakar said he was not aware of the arrest, urging the court to make the forfeiture order.
Justice Abang adjourned the ruling of the committal application until January 25, and for the hearing of the first defendant’s motion and the adoption of the prosecution final written address.

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