Why Court granted Senator Ndume bail

An Abuja Federal High Court has granted bail to Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, who had been detained in prison since Monday, November 23, over his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail.

In a ruling delivered on Friday morning November 27, Justice Okon Abang said he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court and ordered the senator to produce one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property anywhere in Abuja.

He also said the surety must also depose to an affidavit of means to indicate his readiness to forfeit the bail guaranty should the senator jump bail and ordered the senator to deposit his passport with the Chief Registrar of the court.

He also ordered the lawmaker to file an undertaking that he would compile records of appeal and transmit it to the Court of Appeal within 10 days.

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