The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed fresh charges against James Nolan, a Briton, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

On Thursday, EFCC’s Counsel, Ekele Iheanacho, had at the resumed trial, told Justice Okon Abang that the anti-graft agency had filed an amended charge dated November 20, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The lawyer said the EFCC was now bringing up a 32-count charge against the defendants in the case contrary to the initial 16-count charge bordering on money laundering.

The EFCC had on October 21 arraigned Mr Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), both British nationals, over their alleged complicity in the $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria.

Process and Industrial Development, an Irish engineering company, had secured the award against Nigeria following the non-execution of a 20-year gas and supply processing agreement the company had with the federal government.

The arraignment of the two British nationals comes weeks after two P&ID directors were convicted over the deal.

The defendants are both directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution and ICIL Limited.

 

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