Farouk Lawan’s bribe money is not with me – Adams Jagaba Reviewed by Momizat on . The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes, Adams Jagaba on Tuesday denied being in possession of the $620, 000 br The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes, Adams Jagaba on Tuesday denied being in possession of the $620, 000 br Rating:
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Farouk Lawan’s bribe money is not with me – Adams Jagaba

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes, Adams Jagaba on Tuesday denied being in possession of the $620, 000 bribe money offered the former Chairman, House ad-hoc committee that probed the management of subsidy fund, Farouk Lawan.

The suspended Chairman of the Subsidy probe committee, Farouk Lawan

Mr Lawan, in his statement, claimed he formally wrote Mr Jagaba, informing him of moves by oil tycoon, Femi Otedola, to bribe the subsidy probe panel and attached the sum of $620,000 which Mr Otedola paid.

In a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, titled “Re: investigation activities: request for handing over of exhibits in connection with the case of criminal conspiracy and taking gratification to prevent the course of justice”, Mr Jagaba wrote that, “I wish to categorically and unequivocally state that there was never a time I was in possession of the sum of $620,000 USD or any other exhibits (in my personal capacity or official capacity as chairman house committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes) relating to the subject matter of the above investigation.

“I hope this explanation lays to rest once and for all the claims that I or my committee is in possession of the sum of $620,000 USD purportedly given as bribe to the ad hoc committee on monitoring of fuel subsidy regime.”

On Monday, Mr Lawan had reportedly pleaded with the investigators handling the bribery allegations against him to allow him attend the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Wednesday so that he can retrieve the money from Mr Jagaba.

 

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  • Odafe Odafe

    What is the problem with Nigeria armforces, comprising of Airforce, navy, Marines? Have they forgotten that they signed to protect Nigeria from foreigners? Why are they watching as these criminals continue to destroy Nigeria as a nation and Nigerians citizens with lies and theivery?

    • Abu

       Mr Odafe, Firstly Nigeria as a country doesnt have “Marines”. Secondly, the people you are calling thieves are not foreign enemies

      • Benleag

        We may not have Marine in the order of the US military our version of that is the Amphibious Battalion.

  • Tru2u

    Corruption has been more in the military eras than in the civilian regimes. No need for the proposed switch. Condition your mide to move on in spite of the odds!

  • guest

    Just like Ibori, some of these guys should be serving in jail

  • kayode ajayi

    Whether Farouk kept the $620,000 with Jagaba or not, Farouk will cough it out only if the govt ,security agents and perharps the court are all ready to play thier roles fast enough. Thay are dragging and allowing the suspect to cover his tracks.

  • Chizoronkem

    Friends Farouk Lawan is addressed as a honourable member of the house of…………….. Well he should be lucky that he is not a Briton, if he is then one day when he comes to Britain he will join his thieving colleague in jail.  

  • Chizoronkem

    Nigerian system can work such that those that have no job can get benefit from the GOV,.. The population is 160m and one person steals billions and billion of naira. If every Niger person is given 100,000 a month with this money they are stealing they will still have plenty to put in their pocket. Kai greediness will kill the daky man.

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