September 29, 2022
Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the arrest of British national, James Nolan for jumping bail and failing to appear for trial.
In a statement by the Economic and financial crimes Commission on Thursday, Nolan, a Director in the Process and Industrial Development Limited, P&ID, is standing trial, alongside Lurgi Consult Limited and others, in a money laundering case to the tune of $9.6 billion.
Delivering a ruling on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Justice Mohammed stated that Nolan has broken the terms of his bail conditions offered him by the court and therefore revoked the bail and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
He also ordered his surety to appear in court on the next adjourned date, to justify why the bail bond should not be forfeited to the court.
Prosecution counsel, Bala Sanga, had earlier prepared to proceed with the cross examination of Prosecuting Witness 1, Temitope Erinomo, when the court was informed that the second defendant was nowhere to be found and efforts to ascertain his whereabouts proved abortive.