Bribery Scam: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Granted Bail-PREMIUM TIMES

Farouk Lawan
By Sani Tukur

An Abuja High Court, Friday, granted bail to the former Chairman of House of Representative Ad Hoc Committee on fuel subsidy payments, Farouk Lawan, and the secretary of the committee, Boniface Emenalo. The two men have been in held in prison for about a week.

They are being prosecuted by the Federal Government for collecting $620, 000 (N93 million) as bribe from business man, Femi Otedola, to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies.

The Judge, Mudashiru Oniyangi, granted them bail on the sum of N10 million each and two sureties each in like sum.
He also directed them to submit their international passports with the court registrar, adding that they can only travel outside Nigeria with the permission of the court.

The Judge based his decision to grant bail on the discretionary powers of the court and the inability of the prosecution to file a counter affidavit to the one filed by the accused persons detailing their reasons for asking for bail.

He fixed April 10 and 17 for hearing.
 

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dishonorables

Should'nt they resign and face their corruption charges?

Faroukgate....Where is the loot ($620k)?

That is the greatest mystery in this fiction tale. Whither the bribe money? If truly they were marked bills, how then was Farouk able to spend it ? Why hasn't any trace of it been found? Methinks the bribe money was real cash....how could the police have been so dumb to use real cash in a sting operation? Now they can't get their money back and Farouk has been set free. So who's the loser in all this? For sure, it's the underfunded police college students et al! Shame!

LAW TO HIMSELF - FAROUK LAWAN.

He has become law unto himself.How helpless this Nigerian state had become? Shame, big shame. I sometimes wonder how the Military would be feeling, seeing these internal enemies at war, prevailing against Nigeria. Wish also we shall have a Judiciary worth calling that name. We mourn heavily the death of our Judiciary in the hands of the Marcel Awokulehin, Aaondoka, Babalakin, Adoke, Jimoh, the Taliban called Talba and their cohorts. Pity!

LAW TO HIMSELF - FAROUK LAWAN.

He has become law unto himself.How helpless this Nigerian state had become? Shame, big shame. I sometimes wonder how the Military would be feeling, seeing these internal enemies at war, prevailing against Nigeria. Wish also we shall have a Judiciary worth calling that name. We mourn heavily the death of our Judiciary in the hands of the Marcel Awokulehin, Aaondoka, Babalakin, Adoke, Jimoh, the Taliban called Talba and their cohorts. Pity!

Nigeria Thief Thief-Mr Integrity

Why are Nigerians so dumb. Why will they allow this idiot of man to go free. First and formost, he should be dismissed from the national assembly. He should be treated as an armed robber because he stole the monies of the whole Nigerians. Is Jonathan and the corrupt judiciary sleeping. Who ever has the negative hands in this will pay with the lifes and blood of their children childrens.

Omo Ebo

THE DAYS OF RECKONING AND TRUE JUSTICE ARE FAST APPROACHING

THE DAYS OF RECKONING AND TRUE JUSTICE ARE FAST APPROACHING!!!

One bad man on the run.

Your public view that a man stole and on the run makes the organisation known as Jehovah's Witnesses bad people 'cos he was not condemed is rather unfortunate. Any witness who commits gross sin is disfellowship. That means he or she is no longer a Witness to keep the organisation clean at all times. Dont criminalise Jehovah's people. They are doing a good selfless work. They are not politicians. Thanks.

Jonathan is the cause of

Jonathan is the cause of everything that has happened in your community. Even that your goat that couldnt give birth last night was bewitched by Jonathan. Animal

Your understanding of bribery

Your understanding of bribery in this case is very very shallow

lazy thinkers

why are Nigerians too lazy to reasons with their brain? Mr Otedola got the securities force involved right from the begining,that's why there are recorded tapes, videos and money marks as exibits. The problem is the police system is dysfuntional and incompetent..period

WHERE IS NANS OR NUNS?

Where is the NATINAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS? In those days they were effective. They could have secured the sack of this rogue from the House with two days protest. Alas they appear to be slumbering while FAROUK LAWAN was stealing!

JUDICIAL DETERRENCE NOT FOR THE RICH & MIGHTY

With the bail application granted, that is the end of the story. He has already served the maximum penalty. I guess Kuje prison had to be renovated to herald his coming during the short period of remand in prison custody. All the political masters belong to a secret cult and others are just pawns. What we are witnessing is akin to a chess game and Lawanson is one of the Grandmasters. Nothing will come out. Remember Iyabo and the Grange story. What of Elimelu et al.

Enlightenment

If I understand the story of what transpired between Otedola and Lawan correctly. Otedola informed the Security Services about an ongoing blackmail attempt by Lawan. The Police in order to catch Lawan red handed provided the money and videoed the event. So the mystery lies with those calling for Otedola to be prosecuted for giving bribe. How have they come up with such an idea I wonder. I do worry at times.

LAWAN

BAIL NO BAIL WHO CARE LAWAN SHOULD BRING THE MONEY AND THEN WE WILL BE FINE.HE CANT KEEP THE MONEY AND ARROGANTLY WALK THE STREETS A FREEMAN . A SENATOR AND HE CANT TELL THE TRUTH, HOW DOES HE EXPECT PEOPLE TO RESPECT HIM . THE MAN IS SUCH A FAILURE, SOLD HIS SOUL FOR #620K

THE CON MAN HAD EVERYBODY FOOLED FOR LONG

Since the days of ETTEH this fraudster and his gang have been deceiving us. ABIKE DABIRI EREWA who used the media to spin the opinion in their favour calling themselves integrity group had suddenly gone quiet. This clearly show the house is full of maggot and mess. Farouk is a smart thief who was seen in the video stuffing his pocket and hat with dollars. Just hope he will not get a fine of 1000 naira and go home free.

where is femi otedola

From my understanding of bribery, the person who gives and the person that recieves any form of bribe have commited the same offence.

Re: Farouk Granted Bail

In a country where the president shares in proceeds of Bribery and Police Pension Fund loot, how do you expect such a president to fight corruption? Jonathan and the AGF shared in the N23 billion Pension Fund loot and so the culprit was given only 2 years imprisonment or and option of N750, 000. If the president did not benefit from the $620,000 bribery, he wouldn't have kept numb and watch the matter die down as it did. Also So many ministers have been accused of stealing e.g Orubebe, Diezeni, and other ministers. But because these ministers are stealing for Jonathan and using part for themselves, they can't be prosecuted. Is the President not a thief. Thief cannot fight a thief.
Nigerians, Spring Up and Defend Your Future.

This case will end up the

This case will end up the same way as others before it ended as the Government has not got the willpower to punish corrupt officials. Even the bribed $620,000 has not been found. What a shame?

LAWAN FAROUK: LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

Lawan farouk, we all know how cheap justice could be in Nigeria. In another minute you have the justices in your pockets. They are that cheap and buyable. One thing is however crystal clear. You failed Nigeria in a moment of truth. You failed contempoaries and youth in the tapes and telephonic conversations. You crashed in a test of integrity. Even if tomorrow you are set free, we shall remember for long you were caught in the act! We have lost faith in the judiciary. In the court of public opinion you are guilty. We therefore sentence you to life imprisonment without an option of a fine. Lucky you were not in China, the vultures would have long feasted on your carcass. Common criminal YOU ARE GUILTY.

Why do i have this strange

Why do i have this strange feeling that Femi Otedola should be extra careful from now. Hmmmm, i fear all these Kano mafia ooo.

farouk's case

it is not enough to charge farouk, what is efcc doing about otedola and the subsidy issue?

sultanofcross

i wonder if the hatered you have for the only known and accepted religion by God will not let you die with bitterness one day. The more you insult this religion, the stronger it becomes.
If you people like stop bombing your brothern in the church and if you like keep doing it claiming it this unfortunate terrorists that are doing it.

Dumbest People in the Universe

Breaking News: Nigerians have been accoladed earths dumbest fools. In the midst of the worse calamities to befall a country with so much to offer, the people jubilate getting in semi-finals for a non-entity Afcon cup. Whilst there oppressors live the lives of opulence in their barracks, parliament and places of worship, the masses live in daily fear. The ability not to feed 010, 100,or 001 does not quench the hunger for self adulation and hope of maybe, "tomorrow it will be my turn". Farouk Lawan case has not been heard in court but yet he has been found guilty. Nigerians are guilty of being the dumbest people in the universe.

What of d person that gives d

What of d person that gives d bribe is it bcoz he's a frnd ov jonathan? May God funish this jourge nd his........

Thieves Generation

I strongly believe Emenalo must be a Jehova Witness. This is a cult where people only pretend to be witnessing for God but truely, they are worst enemies of the gospel. If you think am basphemous, then call this line +22890627284 and the man who picks it is one Joseph Bolorunduro, who hails from somewhere in Kogi State and a very senior worker of Jehova Witness church in Ibadan. This man has been on the run from police since 2011 for various criminal offences like stealing, frauds, etc. Yet this church has not seen any reason to condemn him. If you say this is a blackmail, so be it.

Jonathan Must Trace Otedola/Senator Lawan's Crime Dollars Now!

Salute and carry on!

Another Joseph coming to town

Another Joseph coming to town, one in the South and now we have one in the North. This is real quarter system working.

Bode Judge in the South and Lawanson in the North equation balance

na wao oo

bunch of criminals

...the next thing the masses

...the next thing the masses will hear of this case is, plea bargain, a sentence of 2 years imprisonment or a fine of N750,000, case close.

all hail the chief conman

This idiot should have been made to appear in court in an orange or black and white prison suit. Ole, barawo thief. waiting to see how this plays out. Guess one Justice Taliban will sentence him to 2mins in prison and a fine of 3kobo if at all. Abeg

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