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HON. FAROUK M. LAWAN v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2014) JELR 36574 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/377C/2013  •  12 May 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMIRU SANUSI JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA; TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA;

Judgement

MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant is the 1st accused in Charge FCT/HC/CR/76/2013 wherein he and one Mr. Emmanuel Boniface are charged in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with following offences:

"COUNT ONE

That you Hon. Farouk Lawan (M) and Mr. Emenalo Boniface (M) sometimes in April 2012 or thereabout at Abuja within the Federal Capital Territory under the jurisdiction of this honourable Court did while acting in the course of your official duties as Chairman and Secretary (respectively) of House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Fuel Subsidy Regime conspired between yourselves and with each other to corruptly obtain the sum of S3,000,000 USD (Three Million US Dollars) for yourselves from Mr. Femi Otedola Chairman Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd as inducement to remove the name of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd from the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Fuel Subsidy Regime's Report an…

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