Nigerian Billionaire Otedola Sick, Says Lawyer
Otedola accused Lawan of demanding a bribe from him during the subsidy scam investigations.

Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola could not appear in court on Tuesday as a prosecution witness in the trial of former member of House of Representatives Farouk Lawan due to the ill health.

Consequently, Concise News understands, the trial stalled at the FCT High Court on Tuesday.

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The federal government is prosecuting the former Chairman of Adhoc Committee on Petroleum Subsidy Regime in the House over corruption.

Lawan allegedly demanded to exonerate Otedola’s company from the oil subsidy scam in 2012.

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.

Awomolo then tendered a medical report notifying the court of the sickness of the oil and gas businessman.

Therefore, Justice Angela Otaluka adjourned the case till June 10 and June 11 for continuation of the hearing.

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