Monday, June 11, 2012

Fresh Scandal Brews Over Farouk Lawan’s $600,000 Bribery Scandal

The man at the center of a dirty bribery scandal rocking the House of Reps, Hon. Farouk Lawan, is doing everything possible to defend his action. He has claimed that he collected the bribe but with the intent to use same as evidence against the oil cabal.
However, the House of Reps leadership is not buying his story because, according to them, he waited until he was exposed before making such claim and did not inform any principal officer of the House until the security services blew the lid of the deal. Click to continue reading...
Also, more details are emerging as to what transpired...

The whole saga began after the SSS got a tip that the House Adhoc Committee probing the Fuel Subsidy regime had been receiving bribes from different quarters to influence their report and embarrass the Goodluck Jonathan-led government.

Investigations then commenced which established the truth of the matter. At this point a plot was hatched to entrap the chief bribe taker, which was the head of the committee, Farouk Lawan.

A camera concealed in a pen was handed over to Femi Otedola, CEO of Zenon Oil, who had a meeting with Farouk Lawan and negotiated a $3 Million dollar bribe with Otedola and he (Farouk Lawan) went ahead to collect a down payment of $600,000.

Lawan then kept quiet and concealed receipt of the money from all and sundry and after the report was released he approached Otedola to collect the balance of his money.

However, when the scandal broke, Lawan in an attempt to turn the case against him approached members of the House's Committee on Narcotics and Financial Crimes to appeal to them to tender the money he collected on-camera as evidence of an attempt to bribe him, but the committee members refused to be used, claiming that they could only have agreed if he had come to them before the scandal blew open.

Meanwhile, Lawan's commitee members have expressed disappointment in the fact that he could collect such a huge sum without putting them in the picture.

You may wish to known that Hon. Farouk Lawan plans to contest for Kano State governor in 2015 and many believes he needs a financial war chest for the contest.

14 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmmm who shall w look up to? Who shall we lean on? Every wall is crushing big tym. God save my Father land. J.luv!

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  2. Many believe*

    He's a poliTRICKian so what do you expect?!

    Femi pays bribes, then takes bank loans and he doesn't pay back. It's all a vicious cycle.

    We all like money right and not just a certain Ethnic group in Nigeria. *wink*

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  3. Thief of the highest order kai

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  4. I dey laugh ooo...

    He is now singing a different tune, according to him, his image in the tape was doctored.lol
    This Otedola is a bad man, he set the idiot up.#FuckupTreatment

    My own is release the goddamn tape and investigate Zenon oil and co thoroughly than previously planned. They did this to kill the whole matter. Business men play politics dirtier than the politicians#Fact.

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  5. This is NIGERIA lol

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  6. Ladun's biggest fan11 June, 2012 11:01

    Femo Femo bad ninja. You set him up and went straight to OBJ. Omashe. Your cup will run over very soon.

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  7. OBJ had said the truth about the corrupt lots in the house. No need to mention names again as requested by a member of the house. Both the person that took the bribe and the one that offered should be investigated. No wonder it took so long for the report to come out and then, it was killed before it saw the light of day. What a shame, Nigeria is been played everyday by all sorts.

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  8. Don't believe he collected bribe. This is dirty attack on a man that made millions of Nigerians to know more on subsidy lies

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  9. My husband was right after all. Right from day one, my hubby told me as long as Farouk Lawan was in charge of that commitee, the matter would be dead on arrival because he is one of the most corrupt legislators we have. When this report blew open, he simply smirked and said "I told you so"

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  10. My husband was right after all. Right from day one, my hubby told me as long as Farouk Lawan was in charge of that commitee, the matter would be dead on arrival because he is one of the most corrupt legislators we have. When this report blew open, he simply smirked and said "I told you so"

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  11. Femi Otedola gave $500k to Farouk Lawan and another $100k to one Boniface Emenalor, who all handed the bribes over to Jagaban Adams Jagaban.

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  12. Farouk Lawan has some explaining to do whether allegations are true or false to clear his name or defend self

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  13. E go too pain me if Farouk Lawan actually collected that bribe o...but Justice must be done.

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  14. Between Femi Otedola and Farouk Lawan lays the curious case of some dollars

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