The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges is to probe allegation of $620,000 bribery leveled against former chairman of the adhoc committee on subsidy probe Rep. Farouk Lawan (PDP, Kano) by oil baron Femi Otedola.
The Chairman of the committee, Rep. Gambo Dan Musa (CPC, Katsina), said the investigation would commence next week.
Otedola had admitted to given Lawan and the subsidy committee secretary Boniface Emenalo the sum of $620,000 in the wake of consideration of the subsidy probe report.
The House had during its special emergency session last Friday directed the Ethics committee to investigate the allegations and report back in two weeks.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday on the telephone, Dan Musa said his committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) to decide on the modus operandi of the probe.
"We have two weeks as dateline so we will most likely start next week but we have to meet as a committee to fix the mode of operation," Dan Musa said.
The lawmaker disclosed that all parties involved in the allegations would be summoned by the committee including Lawan and Femi Otedola.