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Lawangate: Fresh Panel Faults Reports, Indicts More Oil Majors
The discovery by the new panel, headed by Aigboje Aig-Imouhkuede, has introduced another dimension to the $620,000 bribery allegation against the suspended Chairman of the House ad hoc on the probe, Honourable Lawan Farouk, who is currently being investigated by the police over the matter.
Saturday Tribune reliably gathered that Aig – imohkuode, who is the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, has in his report recommended that those oil companies exonerated by the Farouk committee should refund the sum of N430 million to the government being alleged over payment to them.
The development was said to have provided fresh clues to detectives investigating the alleged bribery by working on the theory that a lot of money could have actually exchanged hands among the main actors in the overall scam.
Consequently, the detectives were reportedly looking for the agenda of the proceedings in the House when Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha presided on the day the report of the ad hoc committee was tabled before the lower chamber for debate.
A source alleged that the agenda to to remove the name of one oil company was actually not on the agenda for that day, so other members of the committee had to protest.
The source claimed that the allegation of bribery by some oil companies could be “proved beyond reasonable doubt.”Share