medical http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: medium; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt;”>The revelation could suck in current Energy Minister Irene Muloni to give her side of the story since she took over immediately after Onek was transferred.
Onek committed himself to tabling documents in future to prove his case.
Defending himself before the House, Onek urged legislators to keenly follow flow of events than rushing to conclusions.
Onek said he forced the companies to pay taxes as they resisted the move.
He added that he had a difficult time with technical experts at the Ministry over oil agreements and when he implored Cabinet to give a green light to ENI, he was accused of having “wetted his beak.”
Onek maintained his innocence, saying he deserved a harsh punishment from God if allegations were found to be true.
Strangely, he welcomed a proposed investigation to prove his innocence.
He offered to resign after consulting President Museveni.
Onek insisted he had no bank accounts in UAE and all his businesses were registered in Uganda.
He said someone attempted to blackmail him about the allegations, a matter he reported at CID for investigations.
A visibly panicking Onek noted that in fact former Tullow boss Brian Glover was probed over the matter. He said Glover made a statement.