Abdulrasheed Maina, the embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that his leg would have been amputated if he had not jump bail to Niger Republic for medical attention. He said a surgical operation was performed on his knee to save his leg. He is seeking another bail application on the grounds of deteriorating health condition.
Maina’s Counsel, Sani Katu, SAN, at the resumed hearing told the court that Maina 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 said the Kuje Correctional Centre where Maina was kept does not have the facility to attend to his state of health, so the ail application became necessary over his deteriorating health condition.
The lawyer urged the court to grant Maina bail with assurance that he would not abuse the privilege, having sworn an undertaking to that effect. He said the treatment his client received outside the country saved his limbs from amputation.
But the lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court to reject the bail plea. Abubakar argued that in Maina’s affidavit in support of his bail request, he did not show remorse for his action in jumping the first bail graciously granted him by the court.
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