Hon. Farouk Lawan
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has asked the Federal Government to prosecute without further delay the arrow-heads in the fuel subsidy probe bribery scandal, Hon. Farouk Lawan and Chief Femi Otedola, as well as the marketers accused of defrauding the country of N304 billion in the oil subsidy scam.
Both Farouk and Otedola are presently locked in a bribery scandal after the later claimed he had been forced to offer $620,000 as a bait to avoid being linked to the fuel subsidy scam.
In a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Emma Eneukwu, the party expressed concern over what it described as absolute lack of seriousness and commitment by the authorities in bringing the culprits to book.
“Our great party believes that considering the sins of the people directly and indirectly connected with ripping Nigerians off of their commonwealth through the petrol subsidy fraud, which is a crime against every Nigerian citizen born and unborn, the Federal Government should move with unmitigated urgency to bring these culprits to book in order to assuage the innermost yearning of the Nigerian people,” he said.
He said with the spontaneous national outrage that followed government’s move to remove fuel subsidy in January, all eyes, both locally and of the global society, have been on the Federal Government, to see how it will deal
with corruption in the oil sector starting from the handling of the subsidy thieves.