by Isi Esene
Zenon Petroleum Boss, Femi Otedola, has honoured the invitation of the House of Representatives Ethics and Privileges Committee probing his alleged $620,000 bribe to a House member, Farouk Lawan.
Otedola reportedly arrived at 1.55pm while the hearing began at 2.05pm with introductions. It was a closed-door session as against Otedola’s demand for an open hearing. It appears the House have suddenly developed a fear of cameras when it concerns Otedola.
The committee had invited him to clear issues on the allegation that he gave $620,000 bribe out of a demand of $3 million to the former Chairman of the House of Reps Ad Hoc Committee on the Management of Fuel Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan, and the former secretary, Mr. Boniface Emenalo, to get Otedola’s companies off the list of firms listed for the alleged mismanagement of oil subsidy funds.
Channels Television aired the audio of a purported discussion between Otedola and Lawan on the alleged bribe yesterday, evidence which Lawan has since discredited.