$620,000 Bribery Scandal: Farouk Lawan to Face Prosecution Soon
The bribery allegations between the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy implementation, Honorable Farouk Lawan and oil business magnate, Mr Femi Otedola may soon assume a legal dimension as the police authority has concluded investigation into the matter
A source disclosed that the STF’s report is now already for the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation for approval and prosecution.
“We took time to conduct this investigation to avoid any strain in the relationship between the House and the police. We succeeded in our operation, without any cold war,” a police source said.
“Therefore, they will face trial any time from now. The report will be presented to Inspector-General of Police Abubakar and Attorney-General of the Federation, Adoke (SAN) this week.
Farouk has admitted collecting money from Mr. Femi Otedola but, according to him, it was to prove that the businessman mounted pressure on him to remove his company’s name from the list of those indicted in the subsidy fund scam.
On his part, Otedola said Farouk is a cheap liar, insisting that he was caught in a sting operation that was supervised by security operatives following pressure on him by Lawan.
Although Farouk has not been able to provide the money, a source said the STF has established a strong case against Farouk and Emenalo, and prosecution will now commence.