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P&ID: Court rules on Briton’s application for bail variation Friday

P&ID: Court rules on Briton’s application for bail variation Friday

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will Friday rule on the application for bail variation filed by a Briton, James Nolan, who is standing trial for alleged complicity in the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID)’s gas supply and processing scam.

Justice Okon Abang picked the date after trial commenced on the 16-count charge of money laundering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed against Nolan and his co-accused, Adam Quinn, who is said to be at large.

The judge also adjourned the Briton’s trial till November 21.

Nolan and Quinn are directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution (DNFI) and ICIL Limited.

Justice Abang had on November 7 granted the Briton bail in the sum of N500 million.

The judge ordered that the defendant must produce a surety in like sum, who must be a Nigerian and a serving senator not facing criminal trial in any court in Nigeria.

Besides, he held that the proposed surety must submit a three years tax clearance certificate and sign an undertaking to always be present in court with the defendant throughout the duration of the trial.

“The senator must have a landed property fully developed in Maitama District of Abuja and fully certified by the FCDA.

”The surety must submit two passport photographs,” Justice Abang had ruled.

The judge also ordered the defendant to surrender all his international passports and mandated the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to confirm how many passports that were issued to him within the last 20 years.

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