#FuelSubsidyReport: Farouk Lawan may have accepted $600,000 bribe

by Tolu Orekoya

Marked notes, secret taping, and bribery of corrupt leaders – all hallmarks of a thrilling espionage movie. It may also be the first chapter in a case against that might be building against the chairman of the House of Representative’s ad-hoc committee on petroleum subsidy, Hon. Farouk Lawan.

Once seen as the tough head of the committee trying to bring clarity to the murky fuel subsidy waters, Lawan has allegedly been caught on video accepting a $600,000 bribe from an unnamed oil company last month.

According to Vanguard, speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal called Lawan to a meeting with the “principal officers” of the ad-hoc committee and the chairman was presented with the allegation, where he was forced to defend himself.

At first Lawan denied the accusation, but was startled and “froze in shock” when confronted with the news that the entire incident was taped and that the bills he allegedly received were all marked, according to the Vanguard.

Tambuwal obtained the video after the oil company gave copies of the video to a former head of state, who in turn gave it to the speaker of the House.

We are stunned.

Comments (4)

  1. If Lawan collected a bribe, then he should be prosecuted.

    Another important fact remains that those indicted in the 'Fuel Subsidy Scam' report must be prosecuted too…

    That is the most important thing!

  2. I don't think Farook Lawan can do such a thing, but human beings are capable of doing anything. Let the speaker of house of representatives set up a committee to investigate this matter and if Lawan is found wanting, then he should face the law. We Nigerians don't even know who to trust anymore.

  3. so sad they had to drag dis man down… corruption is wicked!

  4. This dramendra moves just to kill the fuel subsidy report. Discredit the messenger and the message also dies.

    Power probe report/Elumelu re-occurring all over again….

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