Friday, 1 February 2013

AGF Files Charges Against Faruk Lawan

The Attorney general of the Federation has finally filed charges against former chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Funds, Faruk Lawan.

The Kano state  lawmaker was slammed with a seven count charge of conspiracy and fraud before an FCT High court.
Farouk Lawan

Lawan, who is charged alongside former Secretary of the Committee, Boniface Emenalo, is to appear before Justice Mohammed Oniyangi.

Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, had on Tuesday given a seven-day ultimatum to attorney-general of the federation and the minister of justice, Mohammed  Adoke to begin trial of the lawmaker and his accomplice or else he would  commence their prosecution as a private citizen.

Lawan is accused of receiving $620,000 bribe from businessman, Femi Otedola, in order to strike out the name of his two oil firms, Zenon Oil and Forte Oil, from the list of indicted firms.

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