Abuja – Ahead of the scheduled September 26 P&ID Oil and Gas Processing Agreement case in a London court, Nigerian delegation left for the United Kingdom weekend to meet the nation’s legal consortium on strategies to handle the matter in the light of recent development on the controversial contract.
The federal government had in recent weeks following investigations launched on the contract secured number convictions, including an asset forfeiture order against P&ID whose Nigerian collaborators pleaded guilty to 11- count charges bothering on money laundering, tax evasion and sundry charges brought against them.
Abubakar Malami, Attorney – General of the Federation and Minister of Justice who disclosed the departure of the Nigerian team said the mandate given the team is exhaustive, including the possibility of filing a fresh case on the contract.
Malami said, “All Cards are on the table but it all depends on the beneficial, that has potency for setting aside the award having regards to the applicable law in the circumstances”.
Shedding light on recent development and convictions which suggested fraud and whether the Nigerian delegation was going to file a new case based on the new realities or build on the previous judgment, Malami said no possibility is ruled out.
“Nothing is ruled out. The possibility of filling a new case and or using existing proceedings to seek relief or
setting aside the award (of the contract) cannot be ruled out”, he said.