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Court docket fixes date for proceedings towards Dan-Galadima over failure to provide Maina’s son, Faisal

The Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, has mounted December eight for committal continuing towards Rep Sani Dan-Galadima over his incapacity to provide Faisal, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, in court docket to face his trial.

Justice Okon Abang after taking arguments from counsel to events within the case on Friday adjourned the matter on the occasion of Dan-Galadima, who stood surety for Faisal.

Mohammed Sheriff, counsel to the lawmaker, who represents Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, stated in obedience to the court docket order of November 25, the surety had filed an affidavit to indicate trigger why he shouldn’t forfeit the N60 million bail bond.

“We’ve filed an affidavit to indicate trigger dated November 30 and filed the identical day,” he stated.

Sheriff, nevertheless, stated the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC)’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, in response, served him with two processes at this time (Friday) in opposition to their request.

“We have been served with two processes at this time (Friday); one precisely at 9 a.m. and the opposite at 9:55 a.m,” he stated.

The lawyer prayed the court docket for an adjournment to allow him undergo the response and file his reply within the curiosity of justice.

Responding, the anti-graft lawyer, Abubakar, admitted that two counter-affidavits have been filed and served on Friday morning.

“The primary one is dated and filed on December three and the second is dated and filed on December 4,” he stated.

Abubakar stated he had no objection to the Sheriff’s software for an adjournment to permit him undergo the processes.

When the decide requested what the events’ functions have been about, the EFCC lawyer knowledgeable the court docket that Dan-Galadima in his affidavit, prayed the court docket to offer him time to promote the property with which he used for the suretyship to allow him generate the N60 million bail bond.

He stated the lawmaker additionally claimed that he had at all times been in court docket for Faisal’s proceedings even when he jumped bail.

Justice Abang adjourned the matter on the occasion of Dan-Galadima till December eight for committal proceedings towards the lawmaker, NAN studies.

Faisal is the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, the defunct Pension Reform Activity Staff (PRTT), who’s dealing with separate costs of cash laundering involving about N2 billion earlier than the identical court docket.

Faisal was arraigned, on October 25, by the EFCC on a three-count cost bordering on cash laundering.

The court docket had, on November 26, 2019, admitted Faisal to bail within the sum of N60 million with a surety within the like sum who have to be a member of the Home of Representatives.

The court docket held that the surety will need to have a landed property anyplace inside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).