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Alleged pension thief, Maina, who once jumped bail, begs for another chance

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Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team (PRTT), on Friday, February 19, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that his leg might be amputated if not granted bail to have adequate medicare.

Maina, said this through his Counsel, Sani Katu, SAN, told Justice Okon Abang at the resumed trial.

Katu said his client was taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, because of his worsening health condition and the medical report was exhibited in the bail application.

The lawyer, who said that Kuje Correctional Centre where Maina was kept did not have the facility to attend to his state of health, said if not granted bail, his knee might be amputated.

READ ALSO: Alleged pension thief, Maina begs court for another bail over deteriorating health

Ripples Nigeria had reported that Maina on January 20, approached Justice Abang for another bail after his arrest for jumping the first bail.

Maina, in a motion on notice dated and filed on December 24, 2020, brought by one of his lawyers, Anayo Adibe, said the application became necessary over his worsening health condition.

In the motion, the ex-pension boss told the court that he had reasonable and responsible sureties who were willing to act as stand for him if granted bail.

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