Hospitalised Maina denies jumping bail

Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, standing trial for alleged theft of pension funds, has denied jumping bail.

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Mr Maina stated this in a trending video clip circulating on social media yesterday.

The accused, facing 12-count charge of diverting N100 billion of pension funds and money laundering, has not been present in court twice before the Justice Okon Abang Federal High Court.

His surety, a serving senator, had claimed he knows nothing about his whereabouts.

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But in a six-minute and thirty seconds video, the former pension boss who said he was in a hospital he refused to name, denied jumping bail.

Maina who in the clip wore leg braces, promised to return for his trial when his condition gets better. TODAY POLITICS could not immediately verified when the video was shot.

“I am not on the run and have not jumped bail as being speculated by detractors. I am on a hospital bed,” he said.

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“I am nursing a serious knee injury and the doctor said I need up to 6 to 7 weeks of recovery to be on my feet,” Maina added.

 

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