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My leg might be amputated if I don’t get bail, Maina cries out

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Former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina on Friday told the Federal High Court, Abuja that his leg might be amputated if not granted bail to have adequate medical care.

The defendant told Justice Okon Abang through his counsel Sani Katu that he 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.

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The lawyer said the Kuje Correctional Centre where Maina is being remanded has no facility to attend to his state of health.

Maina had on January 20 approached Justice Abang for another bail after his arrest for jumping the first bail.

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

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

Maina is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged N2 billion fraud.

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