Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has begun the legal process of withdrawing the surety bond he signed for the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The Borno South Senatorial District representative in the Senate, stood surety for Maina, his constituent, who is standing trial at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Maina was asked by the judge to produce a senator as a surety as part of his bail conditions.
Ndume agreed to be his surety, but Maina fled the country, jumped bail, leading to Ndume’s remand in Kuje Correctional Centre.
A legal battle ensued and Ndume was left off the hook while Maina, the fugitive, was arrested in Niger Republic and extradited to Nigeria on Thursday.
He was subsequently remanded in Kuje prison by the FCT High Court on Friday.
Reacting to the development in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Ndume commended the Inspector General of Police. Mohammed Adamu, and other security personnel that were involved in the arrest and extradition of Maina.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Ndume said, “I commend the Nigeria Police Force for executing the bench warrant issued on Maina by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
“This has shown that the NPF is not a write-off.
“They are professionals under the able leadership of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
“With the successful arrest, extradition and subsequent remand of Maina at the Kuje Correctional Centre, I will proceed to direct my legal team to begin the process of withdrawing my suretiship for Maina with immediate effect because his action has shown that he is not trustworthy.”