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$350,000 fraud: You deserve no bail, American court tells Abidemi Rufai

The American Government has declared that the detained Nigerian, Abidemi Rufai who is facing $350,000 fraud charges in the county remained a flight risk, hence, he would not be granted bail

Penpushing reports that, the United States Courthouse, in Tacoma, Washington made this known in a ruling, making it clear that, the accused (Rufai)  who was a former aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun will remain in custody  until his trial

The United States of America (USA). District judge, Benjamin Settle of Tacoma, further ordered that Rufai, who is currently in detention in New York, be moved by federal marshals to Washington for trial slated for August 31.

Penpushing also reports that, the judge  agreed with federal prosecutors that the accused poses a a serious  flight risk and on-appearance, a decision reached after Acting  Attorney, Tessa Gorma, accused  Rufai of participating in fraudulent surety scheme

‘The defendant poses a serious risk of non-appearance. No condition or combination of conditions can reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance as required” the court declared

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