Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted

Farouk Lawan

A Source has revealed to Punch News that the Police have concluded plans to declare wanted embattled Chairman of the House of Representatives probe panel on fuel subsidy management, Farouk Lawan,

The law maker failed to honour an invitation by the police for interrogation on Wednesday.

The police say that there is enough evidence, including a video recording,  to declare the Farouk wanted over the bribery allegation by Nigerian business tycoon, Femi Otedola.

Femi Otedola claims to have given Farouk Lawan $620,000 as part payment of the $3m demanded by the lawmaker from him as bribe.

Farouk initially and very strongly denied the bribe allegation, but he later made a U-turn, saying that he accepted the bribe in order to expose Otedola.

The damming video is said to fully capture what transpired between Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola.

According to a source, the STF would invite other oil marketers who allegedly gave bribes to Farouk Lawan, for questioning.

“The police expect him (Lawan) to honour the invitation, but, anytime from now, we will declare him wanted, if he does not show up. We have enough evidence to proscute the case, but we believe we can handle the matter in a civilised manner and that is why we invited him to come and help us with information on the case,” the member of the investigating team said.

Lawan had since the 4th of June been invited by the police to assist them in the investigation into the bribery scam.

Investigators after watching the damming video recording of the encounter between Farouk and Otedola, concluded that the Farouk Lawan had a big case to answer.

“The audio and video evidence before us strongly showed that Lawan has a case to answer because he was graphically seen accepting the money. We also saw Boniface Emenalo in the video wearing ‘resource control’ attire and pocketing dollar bills,” an unnamed source said.

Lawan said on Monday that the video was doctored and that what was seen was his “caricature”.

[Punch]

6 Comments

  • This dieasea call corruption has eating into the vry frabric in this nation.from A-Z is corrupt,OBJ was rite abt the senate n house of rep. Shame to lousy members of both chambers. Fela was rite many yrs ago.. They r all thieves, thugs n touts in da house.

  • This country i becoming sumting else. All those that are involve in this act should be brought to book, becos i believe that there are stil other green snake that are hidding unda the green grass.

  • Farouk should shamefully accept his crime and stop lieing bcos it is abnormal for him to request money frm Femi and is now telling Nigerians that he accepted d same money he requested in order to indict Femi. i think that is too childish bcos for me Farouk is bigger than that cheap lies

  • hmmm. Nija, who do we trust? Lastym evrybdy was congratulatin d Farouk Lawal team n now we r hearin a diff tin. Well politics is corruuption
    so its nt new, cos i ask. Can a criminal probe a criminal?

  • Faruk should go to Kuje prison now and get a space becos his corruption life has landed him there. He must go to prison. How can he shout dont steal in d mornin then in d night he goes and steal. What a shame

  • I think our country name should now be change to corruption because when the country is full of corruption. OBJ,chief, father and the initiator of corruption had also wrote about the people in the House of Rep. OBJ,call the thieves.
    The great activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Had said in a track of songs called INTERNATIONAL THIEF (ITT). Fela also said after some days,the same people would be set free. ” they will say Money no lost” if Nigeria can not change the name to corruption, then let there be JUSTICE.

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