I Wont Testify In Secret, Femi Otedola Tells House of Reps Committee

Femi Otedola The Chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, Femi Otedola, has on Tuesday said he wont testify in secret.

He said this as he honoured the invitation of the House of Representatives on Ethics and Privileges Committee probing his alleged $620,000 bribe to the suspended Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Farouk Lawan.

The committee then went into a closed door session. However, Mr Otedola requested the hearing should be conducted in public.

Below is his statement:

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges,
Honorable Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges,
Honorable Members,
This is a matter that has generated a lot of public interest and controversy.
The House of Representatives Committee on the Management of Fuel Subsidy headed by Hon. Farouk Lawan held all its sittings in public.

When this issue arose, the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges publicly stated that its investigations will be held in public.

It is therefore surprising and curious that this committee has made a U-turn to hold its investigative sittings in-camera particularly in the light of unfolding events.

I strongly believe that the interest of the public will not be best served if this investigation is held in-camera.
I have nothing to hide and will only speak on this issue when the press and interested Nigerians are allowed to be present at the sittings of this committee.
Thank you.
Femi Otedola, CON
3rd July 2012.

  1. Imodogbon Reply

    Nice one Bro! Throw more light and let the DEVIL be ashamed…lolz.

  2. Senator Odengene Reply

    I am glad! this issue is getting more interesting. The law makers want to keep us in the dark while the play games with our intelligence.

  3. kayode Reply

    it is good this type of episode is unfoolding postrerity
    will judge

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