I fled to Niger Republic to seek better medical facility for treatment of my kneel – Maina
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chapman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that his leg would have been amputated if he did not travel to Niger Republic for medicare.
Maina, through his Counsel, Sani Katu, SAN, told Justice Okon Abang at the resumed trial.
Maina, in the bail application filed before the court, said as a result of the order for his arrest, he decided to seek for a better medical facility for the treatment of his kneel and was eventually referred to a military hospital in Niger Republic where the kneel surgery was successfully carried out.
Katu, however, told the court that due to his worsening health condition, the ex-pension reformed boss was taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada for adequate medical attention.
He said Kuje Correctional Centre where Maina was kept did not have facility to attend to his current health challenge, insisting on the need for his client to be granted bail.
Maina had, on Jan. 20, approached Justice Abang for another bail after his arrest for jumping the first bail.
Maina, in a motion on notice dated and filed on Dec. 24, 2020 brought by one of his lawyer, 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.(NAN)