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N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by BlackPikiN(m): 4:07am On May 29, 2012
Sani Shu’aibu Teidi, one of the suspects standing trial before the Federal High Court, Abuja, for the massive looting of the pension treasury, has alleged that he and other accomplices paid the Senator Aloysius Etuk-led Senate Committee a N3bn bribe in dollars.

The bribe, it was alleged, was to stall the prosecution of the accused persons.

The bribe scandal took another dimension following the mentioning of the name of the immediate past chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, who allegedly working with the mindset that the Senate Committee would make good its promise of stalling the case of the accused persons, also got a property located at Parakou Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, as bribe.

The principal suspect further alleged that the Senator Aloysius Etuk-led committee failed to fulfil an earlier promise of helping to stall their prosecution after collecting the N3bn contributory bribe.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the allegations are already causing ripples within the Senate committee.

A source close to the principal accused, Dr. Teidi, said that the cause of the disaffection within the Senate committee was borne out of the discovery that, out of the N3bn obtained as bribe from the six accused, Senator Etuk attempted to outsmart his colleagues by declaring only N500million, a paltry one-sixth of the actual bribe he allegedly collected and also participated in the sharing.

The source added that Dr. Teidi and other accomplices paid the Sen. Etuk-led committee the N3bn bribe in dollars after Teidi was coerced into giving details of his assets/ properties, with the promise to soften the severity of his offence, after which he was asked to give out 50 per cent to them.

An obviously angry Dr. Teidi “felt betrayed by the Senate committee leadership’s greed and inability to properly handle our (the accused persons’) matter before” it, our source added, and he therefore resolved to make public all information on the botched agreement.

“In fact, the N3bn bribe offered the senate committee was contributed by all the accused persons, each with the amount of N500million. The committee made us believe that when we give the money being demanded, it will give us a safe landing, thereby escaping prosecution, but, to our greatest dismay, they only succeeded in cutting their own share,” the source quoted Dr. Teidi.


According to the source who pleaded anonymity, trouble started when the deputy chairman of the committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya got wind of the exact sum offered by the accused from an independent source, who is also his kinsman, a former director of the Police Pension Board and incidentally a relation of one of the accused standing trial before the Abuja Court and confronted Senator Etuk with his findings.

The accused director, who hails from the same constituency with the Kano State-born Senator, alleged that he used his own pension loot to buy substantial shares in one of the national dailies, and was said to have approached Gaya to know why their case was yet to be quashed as promised after availing them of the N3bn bribe as requested – a disclosure which shocked the committee’s vice chairman.

The matter took a turn for the worse with Senator Etuk denying the charge levelled against him by the suspects, and other members allegedly lost confidence in him.

The Senator however did not pick the repeated calls made to his phone and neither did he respond to LEADERSHIP’s text messages which sought clarification over the matter.

Senator Etuk had urged the EFCC, the police and other anti-graft agencies to investigate the allegation against him and his committee, claiming that it was the chairman of the task force team who had been trailing the committee with bribe offer to influence the pension scam investigation.

He was quoted to have said that obtained evidence and fact would speak for itself when his committee’s report was submitted to the Senate, not the sentiment of a desperate fellow whose fraud and corrupt act has been exposed. “The committee never and will never request for bribe,” he said.


http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/25925/2012/05/28/n3bn_pension_scam_we_bribed_senate_committee_dollars_suspect.html

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by BlackPikiN(m): 4:18am On May 29, 2012
Ojudu expressed this while delivering a lecture on “Rekindling Patriotism in the Public Service”, at the 3rd edition of Radio Nigeria monthly lecture, suggesting that leaders found guilty of corruption should be executed just as they do in China and some Asian countries.


http://www.nairaland.com/944689/senator-ojudu-wants-corrupt-leaders#10896591

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Beaf: 5:16am On May 29, 2012
Can we not simply shoot these people? angry

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by BlackPikiN(m): 2:40pm On May 29, 2012
^^^^That should be signed to law.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Alxmyr(m): 2:52pm On May 29, 2012
'Armed Robber and rogues are in states and National Assembly, what sort of laws do they make?'

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Pennywise(m): 2:57pm On May 29, 2012
A weak and inept leader is by far more dangerous than a tyrant. I hope we still have a country at the end of Jonathan's miserable tenure.

In another week this matter would have been swept under the carpet further emboldening public officials in their relentless assault on the Nigerian state and her people.

But let no one forget that name Senator Etuk who scammed the state and his fellow senators. This is also one of the many scams involving Farida Waziri. I am sure there will be more coming out in the open very soon.

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by BlackPikiN(m): 7:23pm On May 29, 2012
^^^ That Lawmakers collect bribe is not Jonathan's fault!

That you pay bribe at the airport before you leave your country is never the president's fault but squarely your fault!

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Beaf: 7:30pm On May 29, 2012
BlackPikiN: ^^^ That Lawmakers collect bribe is not Jonathan's fault!

That you pay bribe at the airport before you leave your country is never the president's fault but squarely your fault!

Tell am jare!
In those days when people were caught redhanded stealing, they would say, "na devil decieve me!"
Nowadays the gutter moraled, mentally lazy souls have forgotten the existence of Satan, their master and now have the scripted response; "Ayam a tif because Jonathan no get shoe!"

The comedy of idiocy has no bounds! grin

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by frosbel(m): 8:15pm On May 29, 2012
Nigeria should be called what it is, a country of corrupt leaders ruling over a majorly corrupt people.

We need to start from scratch and redefine this strange entity called Nigeria.

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by OYINBOGOJU(m): 8:17pm On May 29, 2012
3 billion as bribe

The total money itself must be around 10 billion or over

NIGERIA IS THE WORST PLACE TO BE A CIVIL SERVANT

These animals don`t have conscience

What is God waiting 4 self.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by espn(m): 8:18pm On May 29, 2012
I quote: those in the house of assembly are criminals(obasanjo)is he right or wrong..even though he is a criminal..its only a thief dat knwos how to trail a thief..hmmmm.wat a country..

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by megastu(m): 8:18pm On May 29, 2012
When Buhari talk na, una go say the man dey mad. mtcheeww
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Sweetdbest: 8:18pm On May 29, 2012
They are professional pen robbers and not armed robbers.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Jeel: 8:23pm On May 29, 2012
When OBJ said this,they were not happy
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Nobody: 8:32pm On May 29, 2012
Jeel: When OBJ said this,they were not happy

Where is Boko Haram to sanitize these people? If Boko Haram could only focus on slaughtering these people(corrupt leaders), they will enjoy the support of many Nigerian, irrespective of tribe or religion. Now I am of the suspicion that these group of senators were also bribed by the subsidy rogues to keep mute, probably in excess of 10 billion naira. Kai Niger!

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by bluz: 8:35pm On May 29, 2012
oga mathew aremu obasonjo said it; house of rougues and robbers what else? They said Oba shuld give names. Who give this name? Haha i dey laugh
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Akpu.Nku: 8:36pm On May 29, 2012
see money
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Silva79(f): 8:39pm On May 29, 2012
When would good news start coming outta nig. God knows i'm fed up! I wish someone can sponsore me,i'm ready to destroy our corrupt leaders. If them get gun we get JAZZ! Gosh!
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by bayulll01(m): 8:39pm On May 29, 2012
if only i can get to the national assembly,av made local bomb to wreck havoc on these useless people,we need to kill them all
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Silva79(f): 8:40pm On May 29, 2012
When would good news start coming outta nig. God knows i'm fed up! I wish someone can sponsor me,i'm ready to destroy our corrupt leaders. If them get gun we get JAZZ! Gosh!
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Eazee-e(m): 8:44pm On May 29, 2012
wia is d so called SNG inspite of all dis corruption scandals? smh for naija

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by juman(m): 8:45pm On May 29, 2012
Ooooohhhhh one nigeria!!!!!!!

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by funkylarryjones(m): 8:46pm On May 29, 2012
Beaf:

Tell am jare!
In those days when people were caught redhanded stealing, they would say, "na devil decieve me!"
Nowadays the gutter moraled, mentally lazy souls have forgotten the existence of Satan, their master and now have the scripted response; "Ayam a tif because Jonathan no get shoe!"

The comedy of idiocy has no bounds! grin

grin grin grin that was soooo funny!
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by sadlas: 8:46pm On May 29, 2012
i no fit say anything here.but the only answer to nigerian problems is GMB,believe it or not.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by kholis(m): 8:53pm On May 29, 2012
All senate-led committees are criminals. 109 people at the upper house are hell-bound.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by chuks49(m): 8:53pm On May 29, 2012
Naija is un redeemable
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by PeterKbaba: 8:56pm On May 29, 2012
and we say revolution is not bound to happen... all this politicians see nigerians as animals.. In a sane society... all nigerians would be out on the street , until all this people are either in a life sentence or hanged. by the time the oil dries up... citizen would turn to zombies..

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by lacasa: 8:59pm On May 29, 2012
Hmmm..

4words- revolution, Buhari, Ghana model

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by Pet79(m): 9:00pm On May 29, 2012
Na wa o, wonders will never end in Nigeria. We keep blaming our leaders as if they are not a product of the system. We truely need to change our value system. Corruption has really eaten deep into every fibre of d society. May God help us.
Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by pDude(m): 9:02pm On May 29, 2012
Now I am finally away from the shithole called Nigeria, I can finally read such headlines as this without getting angry.

smiley

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by abubaka101: 9:03pm On May 29, 2012
With how interesting this story seems. I really don't think our judiciary are competent enough to sentence any of them, God knows why!.

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Re: N3bn Pension Scam: We Bribed Senate Committee In Dollars — Suspect by ebamma(m): 9:06pm On May 29, 2012
make them chop na their time,if na u dey dia,u fit even thief pass them

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