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Farouk Lawan and Emenalo Granted Bail

Former House of Representative Ad Hoc Committee chairman on fuel subsidy payments, Mr Farouk Lawan and the committee secretary, Boniface Emenalo have both been granted bail by an Abuja High Court after a week in prison.

The Federal Government is prosecuting them for requesting bribe of $620,000 (N93 million) from Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola to exclude his company, Zenon oil, from the list if indicted companies.

The judge granted them bail on the sum of N10 million and two sureties each in like sum and directed them to submit their international passport with the court's registrar stating 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. April 10th and 17th have been fixed as dates for the next court hearing on this issue.

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