$620,000 bribe: Lawan, Emenalo to face trial

Farouk Lawan, the lawmaker in the centre of the cash-for-clearance scandal, is to face trial, The Nation learnt yesterday.The former Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Petrol Subsidy management allegedly collected a $620,000 bribe.Sources said police investigation into the scandal has been concluded and the report of the Special Task Force (STF) will be sent to Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar and Attorney General of the Federation Mohammed Adoke this week.
The lawmaker admitted collecting the cash from businessman Femi Otedola to, according to him, prove that the oil magnate mounted pressure on him to take the money and remove his company from the list of those indicted in the subsidy fund probe. View full text

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