$620,000 Bribe: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Head To Supreme Court

$620,000 Bribe: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Head To Supreme Court

By ThisDay on July 8, 2014
Farouk Lawan, the honourable member of the House of Reps who was later charged for bribery and corruption over extortion of and oil company during his chairmanship of the House Committee reviewing fuel subsidy payments

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan,  has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal refusing to quash charges of corruption filed against him and the Secretary of the committee,  Boniface Emenalo.

Lawan and Emenalo  were charged with  a seven-count charge of receiving $620, 000 bribe from the Chairman,  Zenon Oil and Gas, Femi Otedola to exclude the names of Otedola’s companies, Zenon Petroleum and Gas and Synopsis Enterprises Limited  from the list of companies found to have allegedly defrauded the Federal Government of billions of naira.

When the matter came up  Monday before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an Abuja High court, counsel to the accused persons, Akinyemi Aremu informed the court that he had filed a motion for stay of the proceedings of the trial  pending the outcome of the appeal he filed at the apex court.

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