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Farouk Lawan & Boniface Enemalo Remanded in Prison for Allegedly Collecting $620,000 Bribe



Farouk Lawan, the lawmaker and former Chairman of the House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy and Boniface Enemalo, former Secretary of the committee have been remanded in prison by an Abuja High Court.

They were arraigned on a seven count charge for allegedly soliciting for and collecting a bribe of $620, 000 from Femi Otedola, Chairman of Zenon Oil.

At the trial which began today, both men pleaded not guilty to the charges. However, Vanguard reports that they were both remanded to Kuje Prison pending the court’s ruling on their bail application.

The court subsequently adjourned till February 8th, 2013 to rule on the bail application moved by their lawyers led by Rickey Tarfa and Mike Ozhekome, both senior advocates of Nigeria.

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  1. nich

    February 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    ok good atleast to be fair…..but why 4billion of patients office….

  2. Glam

    February 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    So what about the ‘giver’? How come he’s exempted in all these?

    • Nwanyieze

      February 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      I thought abot that too. Naija we hail thee.

    • mawa

      February 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      @ Glam and Nwanyieze…Ever heard the word STING OPERATION? You should look it up! Thank me later!!

  3. Helen

    February 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    @Mawa, sting operation indeed! Ur uncle Otedola BRIBED someone(s), he was not doing no undercover nor sting operation. He was only being corrupt. So Mawa, sting operation is just inappropriate in this context.

    • mawa

      February 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Talk about someone with a one track mind…..i FEEL YOU…

  4. Aminatu

    February 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    i beg shift for road, so this people want us t believe they will truly carry out justice when they just let a man who stole billions walk and only repaid 750K naira. SMH!! I dont know what to believe any more when it comes to nigeria, its a circus that is just fool of clowns at the head.

  5. falke by aisha

    February 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    What breaks my heart is what their families go tru the embarasment.

  6. sadi

    February 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

    PDP! PDP!! PDP!!! @????????.

  7. Chima Okey

    February 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Farouk is a Crook !!!!

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