$620,000 Bribe: Keyamo Threatens To File Charges against Farouk Lawan

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With the failure of the National Assembly to take any action on the $620,000 bribery scandal, involving Representative Farouk Lawan, a Lagos based lawyer, Mr Festus Keyamo has vowed to head for the court, if the police fail to arraign him (Mr Lawan) before a court of law.

In a statement issued in Lagos, yesterday, Keyamo expressed surprise that more than six months after Lawan admitted collecting the said money, no action had been brought by the Police against him.

He said: “What ought to be a simple and straightforward matter has since assumed an absurd dimension. The Police and the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation have traded blames back and forth as to what is actually happening.

“The public has been treated to all sorts of shameless and obvious attempts to drag the investigation into the murky water of politics instead of treating it purely as a crime.

“If, the Police fail, refuse and/or neglect to arraign Farouk Lawan within the stipulated time, I will have no other option than to proceed to court to bring him to justice.

The lawyer said the real intention is to make the public forget about the matter and for us to move on with our lives.
“I will not forget,” Keyamo warned.

He said that by his release, a copy of which he was forwarding to the Inspector-General of Police with a covering letter, he expected that Mr. Lawan and his cohorts in the House will be arraigned before a court of law within one week.

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