A member of the house of representatives representing Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji federal constituency, Sani Umar Dangaladima, has withdrawn as surety for Faisal, son of Abdulrasheed Maina.
Faisal, who was granted bail in the sum of N60 million during his money laundering trial, has refused to attend trial since November 24, 2020.
Consequently, the court had ordered Dangaladima, who stood as Faisal’s surety, to show cause why he shouldn’t forfeit the bail bond.
The surety, through his counsel, also filed an application seeking to withdraw his contract with the defendant.
At the court session on Thursday, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, Justice Okon Abang, granted the surety’s application.
The judge then ordered Dangaladima to forfeit his house worth N60 million to the federal government over the failed suretyship.
Recall that Faisal Maina had fled to the United States of America (USA).
Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this during court proceedings on Thursday.
The EFCC lawyer noted that the anti-graft agency learned that Faisal sneaked to the USA through the Republic of Niger.