June 13, 2012 – Bribery Scandal: House Hold Session Friday
The House of Representatives, whose members are enmeshed in a bribe-for-clearance scandal, will reconvene from its break to hold a plenary session on 15 June, a letter from the clerk stated today.
The house had adjourned on June 6 to reconvene on June 19.
However, Mr Sani Omolori, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in a letter in Abuja on Wednesday urged the members of the assembly to resume on Friday, June 15.
“This is to inform all Honourable members of the House of Representatives that the house will reconvene to hold a plenary session on Friday June 15, 2012 at 10 am prompt.
Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Subsidy, Farouk Lawan and the secretary of the committee are at present immersed in $620,000 dollar bribery scandal, which they were said to have received from oil baron, Femi Otedola, to clear his Zenon oil company from being indicted in the trillion naira oil subsidy over-payments.
“Hounourable members are advised to take note and attend promptly please,’’ the letter read. (NAN)