UPDATE 2: The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Task Force (STF), Mr. Ali Amodu granted Lawan bail in the presence of one of the counsel, Rickey Tarfa (SAN).
His international passport was seized to stop him from fleeing.
Report reaching us says the embattled Farouk Lawan has been released on bail at 4pm on Saturday.
A police source says he was granted bail with conditions and he’s definitely expected to report back on Monday.
The Nigerian Police on Friday arrested Farouk Lawan in connection with the investigations of an alleged bribery scandal currently rocking the House of Representatives.
There was also a report that the police yesterday searched the home of Farouk Lawan in a bid to recover the $620, 000, which is at the centre of the controversy between him and Femi Otedola.
The report says the police barred Lawan’s lawyers from witnessing the search of his home, although his wife and children were present during the raid.
It was said that no money was found in his house.
Details of what they took away from the lawmaker’s Apo Legislative Quarters were not made public, but it was learnt that his diplomatic passport was seized by the police.
The source said that the police however, accorded respect to the lawmaker throughout his stay with them.
More details to come…