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|Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by oluseg2: 8:12am On Jun 14, 2012|
THE Chairman of the House of Representatives probe panel on fuel subsidy management, Farouk Lawal, on Wednesday failed to show up at the police headquarters for interrogation.
An highly placed source in the police told our correspondent that the Force had concluded arrangement to declare the lawmaker wanted.
Acording to the police, there is enough evidence to declare the lawmaker wanted over the allegation by billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, that Lawan took $620,000 bribe from him.
The Special Task Force investigating the bribery allegation waited in vain for the dimunitive lawmaker at the Force headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday.
A member of the investigating team, who spoke to our correspondent in confidence, said the police had enough evidence against Lawan, including the video, which he said contained what transpired between him and Otedola.
The source said the STF would invite other oil marketers who allegedly gave bribes to Lawan, for interrogation.
“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.
The source said that Lawan had since June 4, 2012, been invited by the police to assist them in the investigation into the bribery scam.
Otedola, who was also summoned by the police, appeared before the STF on Tuesday, where he was said to have written a detailed statement on his encounter with the lawmaker and how he gave the bribe to him.
Another source explained that investigators had watched the video of the encounter between Farouk and Otedola, adding that the STF was convinced that the lawmaker 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,” another source confirmed.
Lawan had on Monday said the video was doctored and that what was seen was his ‘caricature.’
Sources within the police confided in our correspondent that the investigating team strongly believed that Lawan had fleeced other oil marketers in the course of executing his committee’s mandate.
Our correspondent gathered that the police were sure that Farouk had fleeced other oil marketers in the course of carrying out his committee assignment.
“Some marketers, who allegedly bribed the committee will also be invited for interrogation,” a member of the STF said.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, was said to have shown serious interest in seeing that the case reached a logical conclusion. But according to a senior police officer, the IG wanted due process to be followed, hence the invitation to both Lawan and Otedola.
STF investigators were said to be angry that Lawan was trying to delay their work by not honouring the invitation and keeping the exhibit away, but the IG was said to have insisted that due process be followed, no matter the time it took.
Detectives handling the case said the lawmaker had no reason to take the exhibit to the House chamber. They wonder whether the House of Representatives had become a police station where exhibits are kept.
Head of the STF, Ali Amodu, had, in a letter dated June 4, 2012, written to the Speaker of the House, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, stated that the IGP had ordered a detailed criminal investigation into the bribery allegation.
He had also sought the assistance of the Speaker for Lawan to appear before the investigating team.
Before the June 4 letter, Amodu had written Lawan on May 16, requesting the money exhibit, names of witnesses and other material evidence from him.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, could not be reached on Wednesday for comments. His mobile phone was switched off.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Super1759: 8:30am On Jun 14, 2012|
I hate this rubbish.IG wants them to appear before he does anything and farouk isn't coming.mehn,ethinicity is coming in here.if farouk be igbo,this would have taken another shape...still watching
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Sky Blue: 8:37am On Jun 14, 2012|
Have they forgotten where his house is?
In essence: 'We have asked him to come but he has not come, any moment from now we will declare him wanted' ON NATIONAL PAPERS
What a bunch of jokers!!!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by jmaine: 9:06am On Jun 14, 2012|
Action movie . . .was he missing before or has he done an Ibori to the UAE
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by jmaine: 9:12am On Jun 14, 2012|
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by karl max: 9:18am On Jun 14, 2012|
Facrook don GBESE!!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Businesstools(m): 10:49am On Jun 14, 2012|
Let's wait and see what happens.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by slimming: 10:49am On Jun 14, 2012|
They know where to get him
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by yunafa(f): 10:53am On Jun 14, 2012|
SERIOUSLY? U MEAN HE HASN'T BEEN UNDER ARREST ALL THIS TIME?? DAT MAN IS A BIG THIEF AND NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER AND I HAVE SOME REAL BIG DIRTY S@*T ON HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Worcester(m): 10:54am On Jun 14, 2012|
If there is marked dollars note, there is video evidence, audio evidence as claimed, what more are these fools investigating But i doubt the whole story. This is just another govt magic! The 'CABALS' are winning If there is marked dollars note, there is video evidence, audio evidence as claimed, what more are these fools investigating But i doubt the whole story. This is just another govt magic! The 'CABALS' are winning
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Nobody: 10:58am On Jun 14, 2012|
Diminutive. Lol. Roflmwcao
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by dein77: 11:01am On Jun 14, 2012|
slimming: They know where to get himDONT MIND THEM!!!
slimming: They know where to get himDONT MIND THEM!!!
slimming: They know where to get himDONT MIND THEM!!!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by ebamma(m): 11:02am On Jun 14, 2012|
na dis kind work police dey like.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by ismhab(m): 11:09am On Jun 14, 2012|
This Faruq Lawal is a typical criminal, rogue and armed robber, or sorry pen robber.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by canuck(m): 11:10am On Jun 14, 2012|
Nigeria Police Force (abi na Nigeria Police Service) is looking for a guy who is junketing around granting interviews of "I didn't take any money". . ."OK, I took the money, but..."
Nigeria is stuck because we dissipate energy looking for the OBVIOUS!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by ayox2003: 11:11am On Jun 14, 2012|
"Those who want Farouk Lawan to be arrested say Aye"Is this not what they do?
What a shame!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Jonwesley(m): 11:12am On Jun 14, 2012|
Was it not the same ALI AMODU, d head of the task force dat Farouk Lawan claimed he contacted after he collected the bribe? Why is Ali Amodu now saying the police has invited him that he has a case to answer. LOL
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Joey82(m): 11:14am On Jun 14, 2012|
police now forming actor now abi?
they had this evidence since april, it was a sting operation i think?
it took 2 months to declare farouk wanted for a prima facie case.
hell is sure empty, all the demons are in abuja
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by tellwisdom(m): 11:15am On Jun 14, 2012|
Who is the bushmeat and who's the hunter?
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by canuck(m): 11:22am On Jun 14, 2012|
Won't be surprised if Boko Haram threatens fire if Farouk is arrested.
*Relaxed on my Lazyboy watching this intriguing movie*
Small time, Police will say they arrested Farouk in a Mossad-Commando-Navy Seal-Like Operation, when the poor guy walks into Police HQ office after seeing how futile it is to hide
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by TechRev: 11:23am On Jun 14, 2012|
Does he move about with police orderlies or bokoharam guards?? What a Joke.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by pd piper pippen: 11:25am On Jun 14, 2012|
You know amadioha is punishing when otedola agrees to give u a bribe.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by CuteTj(m): 11:27am On Jun 14, 2012|
The cabal has conjoured their magic. Farouk has disappeared, bribe money has disappeared, video and audio evidence is missing... The producers of MERLIN should have shot the entire series in Nigeria. They need not bother to create special effects and film tricks because we have it here in abundance. Nigeria, the land of magic!!
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by conyema12: 11:31am On Jun 14, 2012|
slimming: They know where to get him
yes all the dollar market in abj trying to recover the already spent dollar.....lol
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Reference(m): 11:33am On Jun 14, 2012|
Alright. Let's set up a Marshal service to bring in fugitives. Doesn't Farouk Lawan have a police orderly carrying his tennis shoes and cream sodas. Phone the chap and ask where his boss is lounging. Surely that can't be hard, but to wait for bushmeat to gladly enter your trap. That one na fallacy. More popcorn and coke please.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by tunapawizzy: 11:40am On Jun 14, 2012|
All of u saying the police should have arrested farouk, thats not possible. Otedola gave his side of the story, farouk too needs to state his side. Its after him not honouring this invitation that the police can now go ahead and arrest him. Obviously the farouk guy is buying time so his fellow crooks can provide a sort of cover for him at their dishonourable sitting tomorrow. But seriously he can come out this mess clean. According to reports he went to otedolas house alone around 4am in the morning. Meaning he has no witness. Since he did not inform the police before the operations( he dun enter wahala already). As it is after their dishonourable sitting in that God forsaken chamber tomorrow, there is every possibility he will be picked up by the police. This is not to say otedola is not a thief too, but on this case otedola played like a complete street boy, comfirmed strategist. Karma will definitely hunt him down someday but not on this case. I will also be surprised if otedola did not carry jonathan along in this so called sting operation. Perfect way for goodluck to get back at farouk for dishonouring his choice of house speakership. Anyway May God punish them all from Goodluck to d smallest of them all that are using our lives to play politics.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by MCCARTHY01(m): 11:41am On Jun 14, 2012|
Wot d hell r dey waitin 4?
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by Rheinmetal(m): 11:41am On Jun 14, 2012|
Who really gives a hoot where Farouk Lawan is?
Are there not thieves walking about in the entire landspace called Nigeria how many has the Police found?
The salient question is where is the probe report? on GEJ's table or his toilet floor?
While the police is grilling other marketers possibly fleeced by FaCrook
May they be kind enough to find out why they succumbed to black mail and agreed to pay "hush hush" money
B.loody cast and crew of the unfortunate "Naija must weep" series.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by waja(m): 11:43am On Jun 14, 2012|
They said that they want the matter to be handled in a civilised manner. What a shame! Some people are above the law.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by gboss4sure(m): 11:55am On Jun 14, 2012|
No matter what i believe Otedola is not clean of the subsidy scam if not why should lawan demand to be paid by him for his company's removal on the list..... Lawan weren't smart on this...........I believe the subsidy cabal is behind all this story and they setted lawal up and he falled for it..... What a pity......... now the criminal is beginning to appear innocent, we all know that some company that does not import fuel also collected subsidy payments and which otedola is a party to but lawan fall hands instead of standing on the truth now he is been made a criminal........ Well Sha na Aboki brain..........i Must say the brain behind all dis SAGA na PAPA OBJ. (A.k.A. The Cabal)
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by webdezzi(m): 11:57am On Jun 14, 2012|
cant someone do Nigerians a favour by uploading the video to youtube.
|Re: Police To Declare Farouk Lawan Wanted by gboss4sure(m): 11:59am On Jun 14, 2012|
GEJ PLEASE REMOVE SUBSIDY COMPLETELY AM TIRED OF THIS MESS...................HAD SUBSIDY NOT BEEN REMOVED PARTIALLY IN JANUARY WE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN HOW THIS PEOPLE ARE CHOPPING US NUTS...............I HEREBY DEMAND FOR COMPLETE REMOVAL OF SUBSIDY BIKO
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