SEN. NDUME’S BAIL APPLICATION SUFFERS SETBACK
A Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has denied the senator representing Borno South in the upper legislative chamber, Mohammed Ali Ndume, bail. Chief Magistrate Oyebola Oyewumi struck out the charges filed against the senator following an application for discontinuance of the case by the prosecutor, Mr. Cliff Osagie
At the resumed trial of the case, the prosecuting counsel informed the court that fresh charges similar to the one before the court have been filed against Ndume at the Federal High Court.
The prosecutor therefore applied to withdraw the first information report upon which Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume was arraigned before the court. He told the court that due to the filing of fresh charges against the embattled senator, there was no need to continue the trial.
Delivering a short ruling based on the application for withdrawal of the first information report, Chief Magistrate Oyewumi struck out the case against Sen. Ndume but restated that the trial of the spokesman of Boko Haram sect, Ali Sanda Konduga also known as Al-Zawahiri who is awaiting sentencing, having being convicted on November 22, 2011, will still go on as scheduled.
It will be recalled that Sen. Ndume was arraigned before the court over allegations of disclosing classified information to the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He was arraigned alongside the spokesman of the sect, Ali Sanda Konduga also known as Al-Zawahiri.