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I’m not on the run – Lawan

Hon Farouk Lawan has said that he is not on the run contrary to insinuations in some quarters, insisting that there is no reason for him to be on the run because he is not afraid of anything.

The former chairman of the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on fuel subsidy is currently in Mecca on hajj where he spoke yesterday.

Lawan said he was purely in the holy land to perform his religious obligation and not because he had to run from Nigeria.

He promised to return home as soon as the hajj rites were over, insisting that he was innocent of the bribery allegations levelled against him by oil baron, Femi Otedola.

The lawmaker said the reports that he always wept whenever he faced police interrogators on matters relating to the alleged bribe were a calculated attempt to portray him as guilty.

Lawan also said the claim that members of his dissolved committee had disowned him on the bribery charge was misleading.

He stated he was prepared to do anything to clear himself on the alleged bribe.


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