by Solomon Osadolo
Member of House of Representatives, Lawan Farouk, who was chairman of the House Ad-hoc committee that probed the oil subsidy regime, and Boniface Emenalo, the secretary, were on Friday both 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.
They both pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court 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.