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Otedola’s Health Delays Lawan’s Subsidy Trial

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Otedola's Health Delays Lawan's Subsidy Trial

The trial of a former member of House of Representatives, Mr Farouk Lawan, pending before the FCT High Court was stalled on Tuesday due to the ill health of the prosecution witness, Femi Otedola.

Lawan, who was the Chairman of House of Reps Adhoc Committee on Petroleum Subsidy Regime, is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on behalf of the Federal Government.

On resumption of the case on Tuesday, the Prosecution Counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), informed the court that Otedola, who was giving evidence for the prosecution, was not in court because he was sick, Daily Independent reports.

Awomolo then tendered a medical report notifying the court of the sickness of the Zenon Oil and Gas boss.

Awomolo said the counsel told the defendant to continue cross-examination of the prosecution witness, which started in January.

As a result of the development, Justice Angela Otaluka adjourned the case till June 10 and June 11 for the continuation of the hearing.


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