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$3million bribery: I’ll be vindicated-Farouk Lawan

The former chairman, House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on the management of fuel subsidy scheme, Honourable Farouk Lawan, has declared that he will be vindicated of the bribery allegation leveled against him.

The embattled lawmaker, who made his first attendance at the plenary session since the bribery scandal broke two weeks ago, stated that “as far as the issue relating to me is concerned, I believe ultimately, I will be vindicated.”

The diminutive lawmaker walked into the session midway through the day’s deliberation.

He greeted a few lawmakers and sat for a few minutes before leaving the chambers.

Speaking with journalists on his way out, the lawmaker said he believes the decision taken by the house to suspend him as chairman of the Subsidy Probe Panel, as well as the Education Committee, was the right decision.

“I think it is important to note that I have been a member of the House of Representatives for the past 13 years, of course together with several other colleagues of mine past and present and we have done so much to build the House of Representatives. It means to show that I should enjoy the respect and confidence of Nigerians” he said.

“I believe in the end Nigerians will come to believe and see that for the 13 years that I have invested in championing good governance, responsibility and probity in this country that this last trial is a trial from God and I believe in the end we shall prevail.”

He noted that he has been silent for “strategic” reasons.

Mr Lawan is under investigation with the Special Task Force of the Nigerian Police Force for allegedly, soliciting a $3million bribe from oil mogul, Femi Otedola, to remove his name from the list of companies indicted by the subsidy probe panel.

Mr Otedola in an interview with a national newspaper, revealed that the lawmaker collected a part payment of $620,000 from him in a sting operation, coordinated the State’s Security Service (SSS).

The lawmaker was detained at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force on the 14th of June,  after he turned himself in. The Police Special Task Force team had earlier given him an ultimatum to appear before it or risk being declared wanted.

He was released two days later on bail, on the the condition that he will subsequently appear before the Police’s Special Task Force team until the matter is disposed of.

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  • One Nigeria

    Don’t call God here abeg. It is only in Nigeria that criminals mention God’s name. You and your friend Otedola are crooks and criminals who should be in jail now. So also is the other armed robbers that call themselves members of the house of assembly (OBJ said it!) and the other crooks that are involved in fuel importation in Nigeria. 

    • Rukayyyyy

      Why the bitterness my friend??? No one is above mistake… Just giv mr Farouk a trial and he’ll definitely surprise Nigerians!

      • Baba

        What surprise again for God sake? 

  • Stan2k9

    Story.

  • Angry Nigerian

    Only in Nigeria, do corrupt people see their handy work as a test from God, or the work of their political enemies.

  • Problemcountry

    IF THIS MATTER IS SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET ……..HMMMMM  OBASANJO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

  • Johnsonokorhi

    The solution to Nigeria problem is just simple: First,we need total house-keeping (40% solved). Second, everyone should do his/her assigned duties thorougly without sentiment (90% solved). Then build on our values (100% solved)

  • Sirhile

    Anyone could probably be a Victim of a well orchestrated set up by the powers that be. However, it is only God Almighty who is All-knowing & sees both the Heart & the Actions that can truly vindicate the Innocent. All that I pray for is the spirit of true Justice that is,Fair Play in the administration or ajudication of Justice. God Save Nigeria!!! AJINGE Louis, CMF [Concerned Citizen].

  • emmy

     why this man FAROUK LAWAN is not hang for $3 million bribe because he’s above the law…
    Nigeria judiciary system will the worse ever if they can hang this man for stealing money that is less N3000.00 

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