The 9 questions Farouk Lawan has for Otedola over audio tape
The embattled House of Representatives Lawmaker, Hon. Farouk Lawan has raised nine questions for Oil magnate, Femi Otedola on the released audio tape second part on the alleged $620,000 bribery allegation leveled against him.
The lawmaker said his friends and associates could not identify his voice in the audio when listening to the alleged conversation.
In a statement released and signed by his lawyer,Chief Mike Ozekhome, he charged Otedola to give answers to the nine questions over the second part of the audio tape.
The statement added: “The questions that agitate an unbiased mind from this unfolding piece of poorly scripted home comedy are:
•Why is this audio recording being played in bits and pieces, rather than enbloc and wholly?
•How come that an audio recording which ought to be played on Radio for a listening public is being aired on television for a viewing public, when no visual is involved how so ever?
•Where is the visual recording of the alleged bribe?
•How come a supposed part of the same conversation portray Lawan as a talkative, belligerent and unyielding character who barely allowed Mr Otedola to utter one word, while the first part supposedly shows him as a sluggish, tentative, stammering, and measured speaker, speaking only when prompted on by the same Otedola?
•If Lawan says it was left for the Committee to know what to do to help out, why will Otedola pay bribe to influence an issue Lawan had already concluded that his committee would know what to do about?
•If Lawan did actually warn Otedola not to tell other Oil Marketers so that the impression is not given that his Committee has been compromised as the audio tend to show, does this not in fact show, assuming the story were correct, that Lawan was actually saying to Otedola, “you know we have not been compromised”?
•Why has it taken Mr Otedola this long to make public his so, called “sting operation” well over two months after Lawan had notified the Police when he interacted with them in May, 2012?
•How come that neither Mr Lawan nor Mr Emenalo was arrested or swooped upon in a so called “sting operation” where money allegedly changed hands on four different occasions?
•What is the source of this audio tape that is being played installmentally and which ought ordinarily to emanate from Security Agencies, if indeed it was a “sting operation” by the SSS?
•Who is fooling whom?