by Hauwa Gambo
Channels TV is reporting that Farouk Lawan, the central character in the sensational bribe scandal around the House of Representatives fuel subsidy probe, will be spending tonight with the police. And it’s not for protective custody.
According to the station:
The Chairman, House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on the investigation of the fuel subsidy regime, Farouk Lawan, on Thursday evening reported at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, where he spent the night on interrogation.
The Deputy Force public relations officer, Frank Mba confirmed this to Channels television in a phone interview, when the embattled lawmaker arrived the force headquarters.
Mba added that the lawmaker is currently undergoing interrogations with police investigators, he however did not specify when the interrogation will end and if the police will detain the lawmaker in their custody.
But Chanels Television was able to gather that the interrogation will last late into the night and Mr Farouk will remain in the custody of the police Special Task Force.
The police Special Task Force team is said to have given the lawmaker an ultimatum to appear before it today or risk being declared wanted.
As Nigerians on Twitter would say: Lobatan!
(Read: Leadership Editorial – Farouk Lawan and Femi Otedola must face justice HERE)