Court Grants Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo Bail
Former Chairman of House of Representative Ad Hoc Committee on fuel subsidy payments, Hon. Farouk Lawan, and the secretary of the committee, Boniface Emenalo has been granted bail by an Abuja High Court.
The two men have been in held in prison for about a week. Following their arraignment by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on the allegation of collecting $620, 000 (N93 million) as bribe from business man, Femi Otedola, to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies.
The Judge granted the two men bail on the sum of N10 million and also directed them to submit their international passports with the court registrar, adding that they can only travel outside Nigeria with the permission of the court.
The Judge based his decision to grant bail on the discretionary powers of the court and the inability of the prosecution to file a counter affidavit to the one filed by the accused persons detailing their reasons for asking for bail.
The case has been fixed for April 10 and 17 for hearing.
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