Friday, 1 February 2013

Reps Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo remanded in prison

   farouk lawan

Lawan Farouk and Boniface Emenalo, both Chairman and Secretary of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Adhoc Committee for the probe of the oil subsidy regime were on Friday arraigned before an Abuja High Court on a seven count charge for allegedly soliciting for and obtaining the sum of $620,000 from businessman Femi Otedola, chairman of Zenon Oil.
Both lawmakers pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Farouk Lawan: remanded in Kuje prison

The court subsequently adjourned till 8 February, to rule on the bail application moved by their lawyers led by Mr. Rickey Tarfa and Chief Mike Ozhekome, both senior advocates of Nigeria. The court remanded the accused persons to Kuje Prison pending the court’s ruling on their bail application.
Details later.

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