$3 million bribery: Otedola refuses to speak to Reps, insists hearing on allegations must be public


The Chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, Femi Otedola, on Tuesday honoured the invitation of the House of Representatives Ethics and Privileges Committee probing his alleged $620,000 bribe to the suspended Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Farouk Lawan which probed the management of the fuel subsidy fund. The committee then went into a closed door session. However, Mr Otedola requested the hearing should be conducted in public.

“I strongly believe that the interest of the public will not be best served if this investigation is held in-camera,” he said.  The committee had invited the billionaire businessman to explain allegations that he gave $620,000 bribe to Mr Lawan, and the erstwhile secretary, Boniface Emenalo, to get his companies off the list of firms indicted for the alleged mismanagement of oil subsidy funds.




  1. Let it b done in d public so that we won’t av edited or sumary of event. U kno dis our dishonours house members think an avrage Nigerian is a fool.When d debate on Obj’s third term was done we watched it live,so why this in a closed door,no wander farouk av started boasting it won’t work here.No to Adabracadabra d more u look d less u see,we want 2 look more and also see more,that’s all.


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