MY LEG MAY BE AMPUTATED IF NOT GRANTED BAIL, MAINA TELLS COURT
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja, that his leg might be amputated if not granted bail to have adequate medical treatment.
Maina, who is facing a 12-count money laundering charge leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through his Counsel, Sani Katu, SAN, disclosed this to Justice Okon Abang on Friday, 19th February 2021.
Recall, the FCT court had ordered the remand of Maina at Kuje Correctional Centre, till the end of his trial following his arrest.
During his trial on 10th December 2020, the ex-pension boss collapsed in court and was rushed to the hospital for Medicare.
On resumption of hearing on Friday, Katu said his client was taken to 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 stated that Kuje Correctional Centre where Maina was kept does not have facility to attend to his state of health, said if not granted bail, his knee might be amputated.
Maina had on 20th January 2021 approached Justice Abang for another bail after his arrest for jumping the first bail.
Maina, in a motion on notice dated and filed on 24th December 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 sureties if granted bail.