Just In: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Remanded in Prison

Farouk Lawan
Farouk Lawan

Members of the of Nigerian House of Representatives, Honorable Farouk Lawan and Honorable Boniface Emenalo, both Chairman and Secretary of the House Adhoc Committee on the probe of the oil subsidy respectively, were earlier today 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.

Lawan and Emenalo pleaded not guilty to the charge and 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.

Meanwhile, the court remanded the accused persons to Kuje Prison pending the court’s ruling on their bail application.

Details later.