The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday issued a warrant of arrest against a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani.
The ex-governor was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering of N4.5billion.
Nnamani allegedly committed the offence during his stint as Enugu State governor from 1999 to 2007.
He was first arraigned alongside one of his aides, Sunday Anyaogu, and six firms in 2007.
The firms are – Rainbownet Nigeria Limited, Hillgate Nigeria Limited, Cosmo FM, Capital City Automobile Nigeria Limited, Renaissance University Teaching Hospital and Mea Mater Elizabeth High School.
The EFCC accused the ex-governor of conspiring with other defendants to launder various statutory allocations of some local government areas of Enugu State.
Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered Nnamani’s arrest for failing to appear in court for his re-arraignment on Monday.
The judge held that the ex-governor’s counsel failed to give a “tenable reason” why his client was absent in court.