Farouk Lawan Receives Kano Lawmakers On Solidarity Visit In Kuje Prison

farouk lawan at fct high court in abuja_300_176Embattled House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, on Tuesday played host to his colleagues from Kano State who paid him a solidarity visit at the Kuje Prison.

The 24 members of the House of Representatives from Kano State are made up of 13 PDP, 8 ANPP,  2 CPC and one from ACN.

Lawan is the oldest. He was elected in 1999 and has since been re-elected three times.

Lawan, who is the oldest serving lawmaker from Kano, was last Thursday remanded in Kuje Prison, on the orders of Justice M.N Oniyangi who held that they be kept until February 8, 2013, when their trial would be heard.

Lawan, a former chairman of the House ad hoc committee on the investigation of monitoring of fuel subsidy regime, as well as secretary of the committee, Mr. Boniface Emenalo are standing trial for allegedly soliciting and accepting bribe from chairman of Zenon Oil & Gas, Mr. Femi Otedola.