The Federal Government Thursday re-arraigned at the Federal High Court, Abuja, a Briton, James Nolan, who was mentioned in the alleged gas supply and processing contract scam that led to the award of $9.6billion against Nigeria by a British court.
The defendant was docked on an amended 32-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Nolan, who was identified as a signatory to accounts of Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), Nigeria, and the In-Country Support Manager of P&ID, Virgin Island, two firms that were involved in the alleged contract scam.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were reeled out in court.
Nolan, who was charged alongside his compatriot, Adam Quinn (currently at large), and two firms, Goidel Resources Limited and ICIL Limited, was alleged to have engaged in fraud, tax evasion and failure to disclose their activities to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment in line with the Money Laundering Act.
The defendants were previously arraigned on a 16- count charge of money laundering and other criminal conducts by the EFCC.
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