Lawan Promises To Surrender N93m Bribe

Lawan Embattled lawmaker, Farouk Lawan, has finally promised to surrender the $500,000 bribe to the Special Task Force before the end of the week following serious psychological and physical pressures mounted on him by investigators.

It was learnt that Lawan succumbed to the pressure mounted him by the STF Commissioner of Police, Ali Ahmodu, on Wednesday and agreed to bring the money which he was said to have received from Femi Otedola on April 24, 2012.

He was said to have told investigators that he would only surrender the money before witnesses which would include his lawyers, Mike Ozhekome (SAN) and Israel Olorundare.

Boniface Emenalo had been asked to report on Friday, but it could not be ascertained if he would surrender his share of the bribe on that day.

Sources told our correspondent that Lawan cracked when he was confronted with the letter from the Chairman, Committee on Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Adams Jagaba, who denied knowledge of the money.

“When subjected to intense pressure by CP Ahmadu, Lawan finally cracked and said he was tired of the drama and stories surrounding the matter. In an agitated tone, he said he will bring the money before weekend on the condition that there would be witnesses there: this is the breakthrough investigators needed to conclude the case,” a source said.

Jagaba, had in a letter to the Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday denied that he was in possession of the money.

He stated, “I wish to categorically and unequivocally state that there was never a time I was in possession of the sum of $620,000 or any other exhibit (in my personal capacity or official capacity as Chairman, House Committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes).”

Lawan had last week claimed that he had handed over the money to Jagaba.

Our correspondents could not reach Lawan on Wednesday as he did not pick calls made to his telephone sets.


  1. Dabup G Reply

    I now hav a strong convictn dat yes wht Obasanjo said “our lawmakers are all corrupt” is d factual truth. Nemesis will catch up wit dem 1 by 1. Thank God is Farouk himslf, he was d lead singer during Patricia Etteh saga. If it were som1 else, d media house cld hav been his home by now commenting 24hrs,we 4no hear word. Bring d dollars,if it wasn’t a bribe why did he choose 2go @night like a thief o like Nicodemus in d Holy BIBLE. Atleast dat will calm him down in d lower house. Now we knw ur type”wolf in sheep cloth”.

  2. Tfb Gc Reply

    How I wish this drama was not true because Lawan is one of the Legislators I respect. This goes to confirm that we don’t have any hope of surviving as a nation with these crop of politicians in power. It’s a shame! Nigeria, giant of Africa, yet majority of her people are poor and wretched. We have terrible people like Lawan all over, from Aso Rock to the Village Square. Let God arise on behalf of the less privilege in this nation. Lawan, Allah yar’sa!

  3. Emma Reply

    Shame on u lawan or lawman

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