‘Anything done in darkness will come out in lightness’ – Otedola Reviewed by Momizat on . The Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr Femi Otedola on Tuesday, challenged the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges to conduct the hearing The Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr Femi Otedola on Tuesday, challenged the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges to conduct the hearing Rating:
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‘Anything done in darkness will come out in lightness’ – Otedola

The Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr Femi Otedola on Tuesday, challenged the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges to conduct the hearing on the bribery allegation he levelled against Honorable Farouk Lawan in public, saying “nothing done in darkness…..anything done in darkness will always come out in lightness.” 

Mr Otedola who arrived the National Assembly early in the afternoon, refused to speak with the members of the Ethics Committee behind closed doors.

The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges invited the billionaire for an investigation into the alleged payment of $620,000 to Mr Lawan, the former Chairman of the House, ad-hoc Committee which probed the management of subsidy fund.

A smiley Femi Otedola, also refused to address the barge of journalists that besieged him as he emerged from the investigation room.

The oil mogul left all the talking to his counsel, Mr. Jide Koko (SAN) , but he quipped that “nothing done in darkness…..anything done in darkness will always come out in lightness.”

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  • Nzenwata Udy

    EFCC, please investigate and tell Nigerians the true position of things so that those guilty will be sent to court to face the music. Nigerian police and SSS should not handle the matter.

    • Olusegun02

       Udy,even EFCC is helpless for your information. May be you don’t know,nothing seems to be working in Naija.

    • Donfreedom1

      Those whose conducted the sting operation should tell us what happend, play the tapes and not odetola. The only news we hear in Nigeria is Boko Haram and looting of billions. It is sad. odetola and Lawan are both lying. They have a deal, agreed on bribes but one party refused  to pay the balance after the job has been done ie Odetola’s company removed from the list. Both should be proscuted but unfortuately nobody is ever proscuted in this country unless you are a special target by governement.

  • Dadabbempire

    Absolutely!!!

  • Uncleshehu2@yahoo.com

    FO u have caught FL Hook, Line but not sinker! Trying another trick by not talking to comittee members, goes to show you are nothing but a cheap rogue. How else did u come about your questionable stupendious wealth, if not thru blackmail & outright theft of our common patrimony. May you & your ilks rot in the deepest bottomless pit of hell!! As much as I care!!!

    • Olusegun02

       u r the biggest fool I have ever seen. So,you don’t see anything good in doing the hearing publicly? Please rot in hell.

  • Chike Oshi

    what the heck are these previous commentators saying? Pouring insult on Otedollar because he refused to speak to the committee in a private hearing? You must be out of your minds! Why not make it a public hearing issue if they feel so confident and are not just making “gra-gra” like strange chickens. Well, I don’t blame them since the Prosecutors and Courts are asleep and “kangaroo” committees are doing their jobs. 

    • Seun

      gbam! you have just hit the bull’s eye

  • Akino4real

    I heard the committe chairman calling Otedola stupid for not talking to them in camera! Well that is some more money for OT in damages! If these asembly guys Åre saints why didn’t they talk in the open? Obj has said it all about these guy! May God save this nation!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCFCIIC2ZIKS5Y5LPUK7JMK7TE Plasma

       I agree. The guy should be sued for defamation. He needs to enjoy some benefits from his lawyer that he has been paying all along for doing nothing. How can an old man call somebody stupid in a press conference? And he is supposed to be a legislator. His constituency should recall him

      • Olusegun02

         Those are not legislators…they are all robbers. I pity Nigeria.

  • Funlola

    All the hearings, details, etc should be made public. nothing should be hidden cos it’s no one’s father’s personal money but wealth that belongs to all Nigerians that is being squandered. justice should also be made to prevail. 

    • Olusegun02

       Thank you!

  • Sirbros

    It is quite disheartening for Nigerians to be toyed with in this crude manner by both the political class and all within the oil sector. I strongly believe that this whole Subsidy thing is a game played to fool Nigerian such that the truth will not come out. The truth would have lead to a reconsideration of the present pump prize with a view to reducing it, but because they want to hike up and continue stealing money, they are using Otedola to promote their game.

  • Andrewisaacpromise

    Uncleshehu2@yahoo.com, it show that you are an uneducated person like our house of reps members too, that choose to insult the person of Mr Otedola  for not talking at their closed door meeting. It is only the stupid and uneducated people like you that will go to such kangaroo meeting and will begin to rant and vibrate like a spoiled electrical motor even when there are no third parties like Press men and the General public present, at least to bear him witness. He is not a full, he is just being wiser. hahahahahaha.

  • Willz

    This situation is rather sad. Whilst our country continues to degrade in virtually ever sector, new events unfolds to prove the assertion that Nigeria was never ripe for Democracy in the first instance. Watching enthusiatically the toll the whole bribery scandal has taken, i can safely assert that every party involved has done nothing but make a mockery out of Nigeria, as an institution. What better way to turn our gaze off important issues like Boko Haram, Insecurity and the so called ‘Cabal’ and corruption than to provide staged atmosphere of comic relief (With Otedola’s conduct, is is safe to assume the man is just having fun).  

  • Slyobioha

    the case at hand is simple and understandable. the accused person has stated his point by saying he wants to open up in public. if we really want to get the facts, this should be done in public for every eye to see and for all that is involved be exposed…

  • allen

    A thief was caught by an armed robber,and nw taken to a group of bandits to be judged.what a nation we live wen everything seem to be as if we are watching comedy.the house members that are in the same shoes as farouk.otedolas moni has a little bit of proportion in the presidency.so hw can he be judged?my man is laughing cos he knows all of them are all thiefs  

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