Farouk Lawan gets bail but his police problems not over

The embattled Lawmaker and chairman of the House of Representatives committee that probed the fuel subsidy, Farouk Lawan, has been released after spending two nights in police custody.

Mr. Lawan was released on administrative bail by the police on Saturday afternoon after he was arrested on Thursday for collecting $620,000 bribe from the chairman of Zenon oil, Femi Otedola.

The beleaguered lawmaker, who has been removed as chairman of the two committees he headed in the House, is expected to report back to the police on Monday in Abuja.

Fuller report to come soon.


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