Alleged $3m Bribe: Femi Otedola appears In court, Insists Senator Farouk Lawan demanded money

Alleged $3m Bribe: Femi Otedola appears In court, Insists Senator Farouk Lawan demanded money

Alleged $3m Bribe: Femi Otedola appears In court, Insists Senator Farouk?Lawan demanded money

On Wednesday, founding father of Zenon Oil, Femi Otedola appeared earlier than an Abuja Excessive Courtroom to testify within the trial of a former member of the Home of Representatives, Farouk Lawan for alleged fraud.  

Otedola who’s a prosecution witness within the trial was allegedly pressured by Lawan to half with a three-million-dollar bribe whereas Lawan was chairing a subcommittee investigating a multi-billion-dollar fraud related to authorities gas subsidy throughout the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.  

Otedola entered the witness field after he was launched by the prosecution counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo after which a video the place Lawan was seen receiving $500 000 from the Zenon oil boss, was performed. In response to Otedola, the accused had indicted his firm within the alleged fraud and demanded three million {dollars} to exonerate him. He added that after the preliminary deposit of $500,000 was paid into his account, Lawan declared Zenon Oil and Gasoline freed from the preliminary indictment.  

When requested by the prosecution counsel concerning the declare by Lawan that the witness compelled him to take the money, Otedola denied it. Otedola additionally denied a declare by Lawan that Zenon Oil and Gasoline was exonerated on the premise of paperwork later offered by the corporate.  

The defence counsel was, nonetheless, unable to cross-examine Otedola as he requested for an adjournment to allow his principal to attend the following trial and conduct the cross-examination. Lawan was first arraigned in February 2013 together with one other accused, Boniface Emenalo, for allegedly receiving $620,000 of the alleged bribe from Otedola and his firm.

http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2018/11/alleged-3m-bribe-femi-otedola-appears-in-court-insists-senator-farouk-lawan-demanded-money.html

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