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$3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by HammedSodiqq: 6:43am On Aug 11, 2012
By KINGSLEY OMONOBI, Abuja
Detectives at the Police headquarters investigating the $620, 000 oil subsidy bribe money collected by erstwhile chairman of the House of Representatives Subsidy Probe Panel, Hon. Farouk Lawan from oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola, at the weekend disclosed to Vanguard that the decision of the Police not to stand in the way of the embattled Farouk travelling out of the country on religious grounds, followed his keeping to the terms of his bail conditions.


Farouk Lawan
Aside reporting to the Police Special Task Force on two times daily basis, or whenever his presence was needed to shed more light on some issues, Farouk Lawan is said to have wept in one instance when it dawned on him that he had been abandoned by his colleagues to swim alone and was neck deep in the bribery allegation and that it will take close to a miracle to escape the consequences.

When the issue of his travelling for pilgrimage ‘Umrah’ came up, the authorities studied his conduct and analyzed his willingness to cooperate with the bribery investigation. In most cases, all the addresses, information needed from him were provided and were found to be true; the only exception being that he regretted that his colleagues in the house, disappointed him when the $620, 000 which he claimed he kept in the house was not forthcoming.

It was gathered however that a specific time frame within which the embattled former chairman would perform his religious obligation and return to the country, was agreed and signed, and failure to keep to the agreement would lead to ‘certain actions’, the source said.

Vanguard was made to understand that up until when the investigation was concluded last week and the report submitted to the Attorney-General’s office for legal advice, Farouk had continued to insist that his colleagues would bring the money to him to hand over to the police.

It would be recalled that Vanguard reported last weekend that authorities of the Special Task Force investigating the $620, 000 bribery scandal concluded the investigation, had written its final report and submitted the case file to the Attorney- General’s office.

Consequently, Hon. Farouk Lawan who has been in the eye of the storm over the bribery allegation, is set to face a 15 count charge of conspiracy, bribery, corruption, and lying under oath among others.

However, contrary to the widely held belief that going by the provisions of the law, the giver and taker of bribe are liable to face criminal charges, Vanguard gathered that Chief Femi Otedola who gave the bribe might be a prosecution witness if the recommendations of the investigation report is approved by the Attorney-General.

While intimating Vanguard of a watertight case file owing to the fact that painstaking steps had been taken to plug any envisaged loophole in the report, sources disclosed that it will be difficult for the defence lawyers to arm-twist both Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo the secretary of the committee from complicity in the allegation.

Vanguard gathered that among new addition to the charges included in the case file, were attachments detailing how Farouk Lawan collected and concealed the bribe monies from both the House Committee on Subsidy probe and the ploy to deceive investigators that he handed over the money to the chairman of the Financial Crimes Committee for safe keeping.

Asked if the non recovery of the hard cash of $620, 000 would not stand in the way of nailing the culprits in the scam, a source said, the Police is very optimistic that even though the $620,000 was not returned to be used as exhibit, there is overwhelming evidence to get conviction for the duo.

Recall that Hon. Lawan claimed in his statement to the Special Task Force (STF) that the $620,000 bribery money was handed over to the chairman House Committee on drugs and financial crimes, Adams Jagaba. Jagaba however rubbished the claim and challenged Lawan to prove how the money was given to him which he (Lawan) has so far failed to do.

www.vanguardngr.com/2012/08/3m-subsidy-bribe-scandal-farouk-lawan-weeps/
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by jamace(m): 7:28am On Aug 11, 2012
Farouk is not serious. Which religious obligation?

Why is it that our so-call leaders don't remember religious obligations while looting our treasury?

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by ganye1: 7:44am On Aug 11, 2012
Don't be too optimistic. The worst that can happeb to Faruk Lawal is to be arraigned before a court, then be given a bail and eventually the case will die.

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Billyonaire: 8:11am On Aug 11, 2012
Such a hypocrite ? A thief going to Mecca. To go and do what ?

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by BJ4REEL(m): 9:10am On Aug 11, 2012
Crocodile tears? Abeg throw him behind bars joor,make we see road

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by donlet(m): 9:28am On Aug 11, 2012
Well time will tell but i hope the whole investigation will not turn in the direction of Bankole's
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Lordave: 9:53am On Aug 11, 2012
BJ4REEL: Crocodile tears? Abeg throw him behind bars joor,make we see road
dream on

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by pendusky(m): 11:39am On Aug 11, 2012
Thers no law in Nigeria! Why are we stil listening to these jokes everyday?
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Ogosoga: 12:41pm On Aug 11, 2012
Facrook need to be in prison by now, the more he try to cover up, the more he will reveal more evidence against himself.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by musKeeto(m): 12:42pm On Aug 11, 2012
Am yet to get d point of this gist.. Sounds like a Hints publication..

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by baldeagle: 12:48pm On Aug 11, 2012
A confirmed lier going to mecca to pray for what? 4gineness? embarassed

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by aare07(m): 12:50pm On Aug 11, 2012
Behaving like little boy.
Next time he is going for another investigation,he should go and take HARD DRUGS LIKE CODEINE ETC
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by KayDee4: 12:54pm On Aug 11, 2012
They haven't even recovered or seen the bribery money yet, what an unserious bunch .

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by virtuoso01(m): 12:55pm On Aug 11, 2012
Nigerians have judged him and found him guilty, but the sentence might never be carried out.

Because we all have a very good idea what the outcome of the court case will be.

They should stop wasting our time.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by gistme24(m): 12:56pm On Aug 11, 2012
Wish the UK govt can step in, as usual, as I don't wanna watch another made in 9ja style corruption case series...

But seriously, the fact that the money cannot be produced not enough to indict Farouk?

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Nwogbe: 1:00pm On Aug 11, 2012
All say eyaah............WEEP
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Patsey: 1:11pm On Aug 11, 2012
gistme24: Wish the UK govt can step in, as usual, as I don't wanna watch another made in 9ja style corruption case series...

But seriously, the fact that the money cannot be produced not enough to indict Farouk?

UK sentencing seems too soft...his jail term would be pretty much over in a twinkle of an eye. Therefore, I wish the US government can step in...give him 99 years jail term and dump the key give in the same spot where Bin Laden was baptised - in the deep oceans.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by ariyebaba(m): 1:16pm On Aug 11, 2012
Ummhhhh !

Far-crook weeps !

The rich also cry
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by OkikiOluwa1(m): 1:17pm On Aug 11, 2012
WTF! Why is he crying. Is he not man enough to stand & defend himself. This case is getting too long. A foul play is likely to occur.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by 9jauk: 1:18pm On Aug 11, 2012
Lawless country,where we praise looters....legislators earn ridiculous amount,I can't thing of any genuine leaders in Nigeria,d old hands are all Rogues,new breeds are robbers,Tragic I must say..
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by topsy1971: 1:21pm On Aug 11, 2012
But I thought both giver and taker of bribe are guilty. So, why is Otedola not facing prosecution for giving bribe?

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by gboss4sure(m): 1:27pm On Aug 11, 2012
I can't imagine wot his face would look like when crying
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by ariy(m): 1:27pm On Aug 11, 2012
jamace: Farouk is not serious. Which religious obligation?

Why is it that our so-call leaders don't remember religious obligations while looting our treasury?
abi o
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Cupidkc(m): 1:27pm On Aug 11, 2012
Ogosoga: Facrook need to be in prison by now, the more he try to cover up, the more he will reveal more evidence against himself.
Prison indeed! This is Nigeria bro.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Ogbodavies(m): 1:28pm On Aug 11, 2012
Another wale adenuga productions
This is super story
Fresh air cool

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Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by snowprince01(m): 1:32pm On Aug 11, 2012
The fact is dat he will be free eventually we all knw dat. S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ let them stop all dis dramma nd do wat they always do, which is freeing D̶̲̥̅̊ rich guilty..their father'§ Bottom
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by lacasa: 1:33pm On Aug 11, 2012
Ogbodavies: Another wale adenuga productions
This is super story
Fresh air cool

On-Point

Lolsgrin
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Fiawest(m): 1:35pm On Aug 11, 2012
And Lawan wept.

If all these conflicting statements were actually made by him.....he is a bloody thief n crook.
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by elimokhai(m): 1:36pm On Aug 11, 2012
No big deal, same stories everyday. He gets charged, goes to court, he gets bail instantly, because his lawyersssssssssssssssss already known the bail conditions for the crime he committed, therefore they will arrange for the sureties who appears in court same day. They signs all the necessary papers, so he doesn't smell the prison. After which Farouk will go to Transcorp Hilton with two sweet Indian girls to enjoy our CRUDE OIL MONEY. The rest na story. Only the poor goes to jail in Nigeria. Be wise
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by Fiawest(m): 1:40pm On Aug 11, 2012
Kay-Dee:
They haven't even recovered or seen the bribery money yet, what an unserious bunch .
that money don dey d hand of those Northerner for Airport,I believe some members of d house knows abt this...all corrupt,bribe money disappear in safe keeping.I dey laugh
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by onatisi(m): 1:45pm On Aug 11, 2012
ganye1: Don't be too optimistic. The worst that can happeb to Faruk Lawal is to be arraigned before a court, then be given a bail and eventually the case will die.
justice delayed is justice denied,the case is already dead on arrival
Re: $3M Subsidy Bribe: Lawan Weeps by fankasibe: 1:49pm On Aug 11, 2012
No matter how powerful, wise, religious, smart and brave a man could be, he could be molested by even d weak.....this life is so cruel.

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