Three policemen consisting of a superintendent and corporals have
been detained for allegedly allowing the suspended Chairman of the House
of Representtaive Ad hoc Committee on fuel Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk
Lawan to go home at night while in detention.
and returned to custody very early in the morning, in violation of
custodial rules and regulations.
allowed the lawmaker to go home to refresh and take his bath in the
mornings of Friday and Saturday.
correspondents learnt the Special Task Force investigating the $620,000
bribery allegation levelled against Lawan by Zenon Oil Chairman, Mr.
Femi Otedola, ran into a brick wall on Monday.
alleged $620,000 bribe were successful as the lawmaker failed to bring
the money when he came to the Force Headquarters on Monday.
correspondents on the condition of anonymity, lamented that the police
were also not getting the cooperation of the House leadership in their
efforts to retrieve the money.
Special Task Force, Ali Ahmadu, who discovered the security breach,
reported the incident to the Acting Inspector-General of Police,
detention for flouting police rules on handling of suspects in detention
and they are going to pay for it.
employ a tougher stance against Lawan to force him to cough out the
$620,000. The police high command is yet to determine the next line of
action on the issue.
correspondents, said, “Lawan came and he did not bring any money. Even
the leadership of the House, which we have contacted has not done
gone to court today. Investigation must go on, but it must be within the
ambit of the law. It must follow due process.”
Nigeria, Chief Bisi Akande, urged the police to ensure an unbiased
investigation into the $620,000 bribery scam.