Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of a British, James Nolan, for jumping bail and refusing to appear for trial over the $9.6 billion Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID).
Pageone learnt that Nolan, a director of P&ID is standing trial with Lurgi Consult Limited and others in a money laundering case.
In a ruling he delivered yesterday, Justice Mohammed said Nolan had broken the terms of his bail and revoked it.
He thereafter issued a bench warrant for Nolan’s arrest.
Mohammed directed Nolan’s surety to appear in court at the next adjourned date to explain why the bail bond should not be forfeited to the court.
The prosecution counsel, Bala Sanga, had earlier prepared to proceed with the cross-examination of prosecuting witness (PW1), Temitope Erinomo, when the court was informed that the second defendant was nowhere to be found and efforts to ascertain his whereabouts proved abortive.