By KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA— Erstwhile chairman of the fuel subsidy probe panel of the House of Representatives who had been on an elongated visit to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, on Monday reported to the Police headquarters in Abuja to announce his return to the country and readiness to face the charges that would be preferred against him when the case comes up in court.
Scam: Hon. Farouk Lawal
Farouk Lawan who was accused of collecting $620,000 as bribe from oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola was granted permission to travel for his religious obligation and given a specific time frame to return to the country.
Recall that Police authorities investigating bribery allegations against Lawan have since (four weeks ago) completed their investigations and sent the report of the investigation which sources said overwhelmingly indicted Lawan, to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation for legal advice. The AGF’s office is, however, yet to take action on the report.
Police sources said the former chairman, House Committee on Education, later signed the police register that he has reported in accordance with one of the conditions of his bail.
Police sources told Vanguard that Farouk and the secretary to the committee, Boniface Emenalo may soon appear before the court.