Months after the allegation was made that the Chairman of the House of Reps Ad hoc Committee that investigated the Fuel Subsidy scam that shook Nigeria early last year, Honourable Farouk Lawan collected a bribe of $ 620,000 to remove the name of Femi Otedola’s companies from the list of fraudulent marketers, the Federal Government has shown readiness to prosecute him.
Indications emerged on Thursday that Lawan may soon be in court over the issue as the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke has filed corruption charges against him. The seven-count charge
was filed on behalf of the AGF by O.O Fatunde. Honourable Boniface Emenalo was charged alongside Lawan in the $ 620,000 bribery scandal. ed the fuel subsidy regime, Hon Farouk Lawan collected a bribe to exempt some companies from the list of fraudulent marketers, the Federal Government has eventually showed signs of willingness to prosecute him.
Incidentally, Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo had earlier filed similar charges against Honourables Lawan and Emenalo at an Abuja High Court after a 7-day ultimatum he gave the Attorney General to prosecute them lapsed.
Keyamo said the action of the Honourables amounts to criminal conspiracy, gratification and criminal intimidation which are contrary to Sections 96 and 396 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the FCT as well as Section 12 (1) a-b of the ICPC Act.