Farouk Lawan, Emenalo granted bail

Farouk Lawan Lawan Farouk and Boniface Emenalo, both Chairman and Secretary of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Adhoc Committee for the probe of the oil subsidy regime have been granted bail.

They were both arraigned last week Friday 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.

The Federal Capital Territory high court granted them bail today (Friday) at N10 million each and are also expected to provide two sureties each.

The presiding judge, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi also asked the lawmakers to deposit their travel documents with the court registrar.

Their trial has been set for the 10th and 17th of April, 2013.

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