Corruption Charges: Judge’s Absence Stalls Lawan’s Application

Farouk-EmenaloAn FCT High Court on Thursday fixed May 10 for ruling in an application seeking to quash charges against Farouk Lawan, former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime.

Lawan is standing trial alongside his Vice Chairman, Boniface Emenalo, on a seven-count charge of allegedly obtaining N625 million bribe from Mr Femi Otedola, the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas Ltd.

The court, presided over by Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi, had reserved Thursday, May 2 to rule on Lawan’s application seeking to quash the corruption charges against him.

However, ruling in the application was stalled due to the absence of the judge.

The judge travelled out of Abuja to attend the burial ceremony of his brother who passed away on Wednesday.





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