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$620,000 Bribe: ICPC Re-arraigns Farouk Lawan, Emenalo

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Two members of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc committee, which probed the scam in the fuel subsidy regime in 2012, Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo, have been re-arraigned for collecting $620,000 bribe in their course of duty.

The Independent and Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) re-arraigned the two men on a seven-count charge before Justice Banjoko of a Federal Territory High Court in Gudu, Abuja.
The two legislators again pleaded not guilty to all the counts on Wednesday, as they earlier did on February 1, 2013, when they were first arraigned.

They were accused of collecting the total sum of $620,000 bribe in April 2012 from the chairman, Zenon Petroleum and Gas LTD, Mr Femi Otedola, in order to remove his company’s name from the list of firms indicted by the committee.
After the accused persons took their plea, the defence counsel, Mr O. Jolaawo, urged the court to allow the bail earlier granted his clients on February 8, 2013, by the former trial judge, to continue in the same conditions and terms, which they had both met.
The prosecuting lawyer, Mr Adegboyega Awomolo, did not oppose the application.
The judge granted the request but not until all the four sureties, two among whom stood for each of the accused persons, were present in court and agreed to continue to serve as the sureties for the two accused.
source:channels television

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