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So Then, Where Is The $620,000 Bribe Money?

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More twists have emerged in the alleged bribery scandal between Farouk Lawan, the embattled Chairman of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on Fuel Subsidy probe and Mr. Femi Otedola, the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas.

Mr. Lawan, who was recently suspended by the House of Representatives claimed he formally wrote Adams Jagaba, the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes, informing him of moves by Mr. Otedola to bribe the subsidy probe panel and attached the sum of $620,000 which Mr Otedola paid.

However, Mr. Jagaba yesterday denied being in possession of the $620, 000 bribe money.

In a letter dated June 19, 2012 addressed to Speaker Aminu Tambuwal titled ‘Re-Investigation Activities: Request for Handing Over of Exhibits in Connection With a Case of Criminal Conspiracy and Taking Gratification to Prevent the Course of Justice’, Mr Jagaba wrote that, “I wish to categorically and unequivocally state that there was never a time I was in possession of the sum of $620,000 USD or any other exhibits (in my personal capacity or official capacity as chairman house committee on drugs, narcotics and financial crimes) relating to the subject matter of the above investigation.

“I hope this explanation lays to rest once and for all the claims that I or my committee is in possession of the sum of $620,000 USD purportedly given as bribe to the ad hoc committee on monitoring of fuel subsidy regime.”

Mr. Lawan had earlier denied reciveing the bribe money from Mr. Otedola, then later claimed he collected it to expose Mr. Otedola’s shady activities. Now, he said he gave the money to Mr. Jagaba who has denied publicly that he never received the bribe money.

Who then should we believe? Where is the bribe money?

News Source: Channels TV

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

30 Comments

  1. Ajiboye Oluwatumininu Peters

    June 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Lawan was caught like a kid.
    It’s funny though,but God sees the heart better.

  2. Redcarpetgoat

    June 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

    then, the money is with me…yeye people!

    • Mz B

      June 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      lol

    • Lola

      June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      lol @ the money is with me! Real yeye people, such a pity its these kind of jokers we have running our country.

  3. bimbim

    June 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    d bribe money is in my wallet, come and collect it….lol

  4. Praise

    June 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    From one revelation to another. Nemissis beginning to catch up with them. The whole thing is getting messier.
    Next person, please…………

  5. Soraya

    June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I would not have believed the allegations against Lawan had Otedola not had the foresight to secretly record his meeting with Lawan. Mind you, what about Herman Hembe???? His hands are dirtier than Lawan’s.

  6. Sir Major

    June 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    It is unfortunate that we are now where we are such that whistle blowers will not know that they could be monitored.

  7. word

    June 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Lobatan! $620k has become pin. They shld use torch…

  8. chinedu popsy

    June 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    faruk or farook is crook. Foolish honourable.

  9. labby

    June 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Whom should we trust now? God have mercy.

  10. sylvy

    June 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Check my kitchen cupboard, you will find it there………

  11. busarni

    June 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    already given up; after all dis brouhaha. The mata go jus quench like the odas,naija sha. we will rily make a good hollywood movie.

  12. bluse

    June 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    who is fooling who in dis country.crime everywhere in government still the will come and arrest d common man on d street and jailed years while for them is free.

  13. i no send

    June 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    maybe he has donated it to illuminati..hehehehe

  14. i no send

    June 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    this mr jagaba is he related to jagaban of africa? ..aka tinubu

  15. yogo

    June 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    i thank God for his prophecy by prophet T. B Joshua is coming to past.He said is payback time for any thing you do.

  16. ushees

    June 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    dis is all scandal,tryin 2 make us 4get about d main issue at hand…d police already knw whos 2 blame concerning d bribe,let dat person b dealt wif nd lets face d initial problem.

  17. faith

    June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Waiting patiently τ̅☺ see d end of this naija movie…nonsense politicians

  18. buchi

    June 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    hahahaha… comedic lot! i see Farouk doesn’t want to go down that easy. Femi n his cabal(dare i say FG?) may have underestimated him. We must watch this nollywood production to the last part o. All shady characters! smh…

  19. Makama

    June 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Nawawo from frayin pan 2 fire

  20. Abs

    June 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    ……And the bird decided it wont go down alone and begun to sing…..hmmm African leaders and money!!!

    http://www.abadawoode.blogspot.com

  21. Mary

    June 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    As they no fit do anything to dimeji bankole. This one na chicken change

  22. jibrin mohammed

    June 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    heeee, Nigerians could you believe this kind of nonsense that our so called leaders treat us in this country? no security,no foot no electricity, no water,no road,no no no no no no no no no no no……….GOD SAVE US.

  23. Na me, na me... Party rider

    June 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Lol @ make dem use torch find the money. THEY ARE ALL BASTARDS

  24. alyce

    June 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    am sure am the one with the money buh dnt knw where i kept it

  25. bsafa

    June 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    maybe they should BB the $620k or better still flash it maybe it will call back, rubbish…………

  26. BABA T aka The ORIGINATOR!!!

    June 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    How do you raise the next generation of leaders to be honorable when Daddy, Mommy, Uncles & Aunties that are in power are freaking all crooks and nincompoop!!!

  27. Ajoke

    June 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

    This entire thing is just a shame of epic proportions.

  28. Denny

    June 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Femi Otedola thinks he’ s invinsible because of who his father was and, sadly, I think this may be true.

    I just hope that people like him will one day get exposed for their crooked ways.

    As for the money, all of them should just shut up because we all know that than money had been misappropriated and is nowhere to be seen. These useless crooks. If God Himself was standing before them I’m sure they would still lie.

    It just makes me sick, honestly. How will Nigeria ever get better if these are the type of people at the helm of power?

    God has to forgive me for this, but sometimes I wish that a plane full of senior government officials crashed somewhere like what happened in Poland so that we could just start again, honestly. I know its extreme but thats the level of pain I feel when I think about how much potential my wonderful country has.

    Bella, I have tears in my eyes as I type this you please publish my comment. Thanks.

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