Police Raid Farouk Lawan’s House…To Remain In Cell As Presidency Orders ICPC To Take Over Case
A detachment of police detectives today stormed the Apo legislators quarters, Abuja home of the detained House of Reps member, Farouk Lawan in search of the $600,000 he allegedly collected from oil marketer, Femi Otedola as part payment of an arranged $3 million bribe.
The police search team which turned Lawan’s residence upside down for over an hour however left the place disappointed after they could not find the money. They were however said to have recovered an amount less than $15,000, travel documents and other items from the house.
There are also indications today that an anti-graft agency, the Independent Corrupt and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC may have been directed by the presidency to take over the case against Lawan from the police so that charges can be filed against the lawmaker in court under the ICPC act next week.
A source in ICPC told ireports-ng.com in Abuja today that the presidency’s decision was communicated to the commission’s chairman in a memo today.
Meanwhile, the embattled lawmaker will spend the weekend in police detention before his transfer to the ICPC facility next week.