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”.