Inside the Farouk Lawan bribe video: Mr. Integrity concealed bribe dollars in his cap and wore it

Since this scandal broke, PREMIUM TIMES has consistently spoken to people who have seen the video clips of embattled lawmaker, Farouk Lawan, receiving bribes from oil mogul, Femi Otedola.

We bring you a brief narrative of what our reporters gleaned from the interviews.

For each of the visits, according to multiple sources, five video recordings, averaging a duration of eight to 10 minutes, were made.

Most of the recordings were made at Mr. Otedola’s Abuja home in the Asokoro district of Abuja. Each time Mr. Farouk  visited, Mr. Otedola’s apartment was secretly fitted with audio and visual recording devices by the SSS.

The lawmaker negotiated the terms of the bribe with Mr. Otedola over a lunch on the first visit, the sources said. He later received the first part of $250,000 on the second visit, which was around 11 p.m.

Then, he got the second part of the money on the third visit which was around 5.05 a.m.

On one of the visits, Farouk came in, sat by Otedola’s right, sorted the huge pile of dollar bills and put some in his pockets,” a source said, citing visual details of the video.

Dressed in a green agbada and a sokoto cap, the sources said, Mr. Lawan stuffed the wads in his pockets and under the cap possibly to conceal the package from Mr. Otedola’s domestic aides since they hadn’t seen him enter with a baggage.

“In the video, Lawan was clearly seen stuffing wads of dollar bills into his pocket; when his pocket was full, to the utter shock of those who watched the video, he removed his cap and concealed the remaining wads of dollar bills inside it and replaced the cap on his head,” the source said.

“Nigerians will reel with laughter if they ever get to watch this video. It is on the one hand hilarious, and on the other hand, shameful.”

Another source told of an audio telephone recording, where Mr. Otedola informed Mr. Lawan that the bribe cash had arrived at the Abuja airport, and that the lawmaker should drive there to pick the package up.

The Committe chairman reportedly responded that he won’t be able to make it to the airport himself but that he could send some of his aides along to pick the package.

The video clip of the bribe payment, has been shown to only a few highly-placed Nigerians. They include President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice president Namadi Sambo, President of the Senate, David Mark, and the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal.

It was also reportedly played to Nobel Laureate and social campaigner, Wole Soyinka, the only non-government figure to view the footage.

Mr. Soyinka had vowed to lead a devastating street protest if the subsidy scam report, produced by Mr. Lawan’s committee, was swept under the carpet.

But after viewing the clip, a shocked Mr. Soyinka said he had never seen a thing like that and appeared to be backing down, the sources said.


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  • adenle

    They have plotted and achieved their coup against Nigerians!

    • KenMani

      It was the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani that plotted and convened an emergency House of Reps session to bring down the government of President Goodluck Jonathan but by the special grace of God, the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani are now falling into the pit that they dug.

      • Hanny Mike

        KEN HAS SAID IT ALL..HE IS A NEGATIVE ASSOCIATE TO REALITIES IN MY NIJA…HAUSA FULANI PATRICIA ETEH,HAUSA FULANI PROF ADENIKE GRANGE,HAUSA FULANI POWER MONEY BOLE IGE..HAUSA FULANI…HABA MY BROTHER…EVEN IF WE ARE XTIAN LET NOT HATE BUT SAYETH THE TRUTH..WE ARE ALL NIGERIANS AND GOD’S INTERVENTION ON ALL THOSE ROGUES IN THE NORTH NOR SOUTH IS OUR PRIORITY.

        • KenMani

          Thank you for the long list of names from the South. The truth is that in the South corruption is abhorred and promptly exposed and punished whenever it is detected but not so for the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani for whom corruption is a way of life, culture and religion.

          • Adviser

            @KenMani, KenMani you are a sadist, oloshi! God will not forgive you.

          • Muss

            Banza kenmani, religious-ehenic bigot.

  • Dodondawa

    Rest in Peace fuel subsidy probe. The winners are all dubious oil marketers, President Goodluck Jonathan, V.P Namadi Sambo, Femi Otedola while the losers are ordinay Nigerians. The beat goes on.

    • Dgr8

      You can’t pronounce dead what only lost consciousness through shock of bribery.It shall surely come back to life wether the agents of darkness want it or not.They can only set Farouk Lawan up to further expose their odious desperations.If Nigerians allow these thieves to go unpunished,then all hope for a greater Nigeria will be lost and no one should complain about Nigerian system again.
      I tell you,we should not allow them to beat us into submission not even through their mouthpiece called POLITICAL HOGWASH on Ray Power FM with their ‘wash-wash’ analysis.It’s time to reclaim Nigeria from their stronghold.So let’s leave Farouk out of our attention and seek for restoration of Principle Justice,equity and fairness for all Nigerians and not just privileged few with means to sponsor political parties.

  • KenMani

    I hope this “saint” Farouk Lawan episode will help Nigerians understand the deceptive character of the Northern Hausa-Fulani. Deception is in the blood and character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Apart from Farouk Lawan, another prominent good example on the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani deception is Muhammadu Buhari who will be over 80years old in 2015. While Buhari is deceiving people that he is coming to fight corruption, the truth is that Buhari is coming to restore the lost kingdom of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani which they won in 1966 counter coup and force the Islamization of Nigeria at all costs.

    • mbeekay

      I wish you can consult your elders to teach you manners and your religious leaders to teach you faith and your teachers to teach you ethics. I am sure you have not made any effort to be born as Igbo in sourhern Nigeria to a christain family. Am sure if you were born to Chinese parents you would have been vodoo or pegan. Do not hate people for where they were born or what religion does he practice. Am sure if early chritain missionary were like you, your grandparents would not have stopped worshipping their ancsestral gods. Please, grow up and be a reasoning man.

    • Damilare

      kenmani, i really have no doubt that you are a first class buffoon,a cracked record whose only lyrics are…..northern-muslim-hausa-fulani….pls leave the keyboard and go back to school.The ability to punch the keyboard is not the only requirement to post here pls.You need to grow up.Right now, YOU ARE AN IRRITANT.

  • KenMani

    I hope this “saint” Farouk Lawan episode will help Nigerians understand the deceptive character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Deception is in the blood and character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Apart from Farouk Lawan, another prominent good example on the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani deception is Muhammadu Buhari who will be over 80years old in 2015. While Buhari is deceiving people that he is coming to fight corruption, the truth is that Buhari is coming to restore the lost kingdom of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani which they won in 1966 counter coup and force the Islamization of Nigeria at all costs.

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  • KenMani

    hope this “saint” Farouk Lawan episode will help Nigerians understand the deceptive character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Deception is in the blood and character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Apart from Farouk Lawan, another prominent good example on the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani deception is Muhammadu Buhari who will be over 80years old in 2015. While Buhari is deceiving people that he is coming to fight corruption, the truth is that Buhari is coming to restore the lost kingdom of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani which the Middle Belt, Yorubas, and Niger Deltans won for them in 1966 counter coup and force the Islamization of Nigeria at all costs.

  • KenMani

    I hope this “saint” Farouk Lawan episode will help Nigerians understand the deceptive character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Deception is in the blood and character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Apart from Farouk Lawan, another prominent good example on the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani deception is Muhammadu Buhari who will be over 80years old in 2015. While Buhari is deceiving people that he is coming to fight corruption, the truth is that Buhari is coming to restore the lost kingdom of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani which the Middle Belt, Yorubas, and Niger Deltans won for them in 1966 counter coup and force the Islamization of Nigeria at all costs. After all, it was Buhari that initiated the listing of Nigeria into the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) which later formulated the ABUJA DECLARATION. The Abuja Declaration is the working and action paper of Boko Haram. More on the Abuja Delaration below: The Abuja Declaration is the outcome of Islam in Africa Organization (IAO) 1989 conference of the African Countries of the Organisation of the Islamic conference (OIC) organized and hosted by IBB and Abacha in Abuja. The Islam in Africa Organisation (IAO) is a Nigerian statuted Islamic Organization, an initiative of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
    At the end of the conference a final communiqué was issued which included the following points:

    1. “To ensure only Muslims are elected to all political posts of member nations”.

    2. “To eradicate in all its forms and ramifications all non-Muslim religions in member nations (such religions shall include Christianity, Ahmadiyya and other tribal modes of worship unacceptable to Muslim).” (the word Christianity is underlined in the declaration).

    3. “To ensure the ultimate replacement of all western forms of legal and judicial systems with the sharia in all member nations before the next “Islam in Africa conference.”

    4. “To ensure the appointment of only Muslims into strategic national and international posts of member states.

    Particulars of this communiqué which completely violate the Nigerian Constitution are also well documented in Australian author Stuart Robinson book titled Mosques and Miracles.

    • This issue is neither about I slam nor is it about Hausa but an issue of thieves and the rest of us, but KenMani because of your pathological hatered for Hausa and Islam you have connected it to us. People like you keep using religion as a dividing force

    • Baba Zaria

      IGNORANCE IS INDEED A DISEASE. FROM WHAT KENMANI HAS WRITTEN IT IS EITHER HE IS IGNORANT OR DELIBERATELY LOOKING AT NIGERIA WITH PAROCHIAL EYES AND MIND. SO IT IS ONLY MUSLIM HAUSA/FULANI THAT ARE THIEVES IN NIGERIA. ALL THE THIEVES DOWN SOUTH WHETHER CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIMS ARE ALL SAINTS??????. MAY GOD OPEN YOUR EYES TO REALITY TO UNDERSTAND WHO ARE REALLY THE THIEVS IN NAIJA…..

  • KenMani

    I hope this “saint” Farouk Lawan episode will help Nigerians understand the deceptive character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Deception is in the blood and character of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani. Apart from Farouk Lawan, another prominent good example on the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani deception is Muhammadu Buhari who will be over 80years old in 2015. While Buhari is deceiving people that he is coming to fight corruption, the truth is that Buhari is coming to restore the lost kingdom of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani which the Middle Belt, Yorubas, and Niger Deltans won for them in 1966 counter coup and force the Islamization of Nigeria at all costs. After all, it was Buhari that initiated the listing of Nigeria into the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) which later formulated the ABUJA DECLARATION. The Abuja Declaration is the working and action paper of Boko Haram. More on the Abuja Delaration below: The Abuja Declaration is the outcome of Islam in Africa Organization (IAO) 1989 conference of the African Countries of the Organisation of the Islamic conference (OIC) organized and hosted by IBB and Abacha in Abuja. The Islam in Africa Organisation (IAO) is a Nigerian statuted Islamic Organization, an initiative of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
    At the end of the conference a final communiqué was issued which included the following points:

    1. “To ensure only Muslims are elected to all political posts of member nations”.

    2. “To eradicate in all its forms and ramifications all non-Muslim religions in member nations (such religions shall include Christianity, Ahmadiyya and other tribal modes of worship unacceptable to Muslim).” (the word Christianity is underlined in the declaration).

    3. “To ensure the ultimate replacement of all western forms of legal and judicial systems with the sharia in all member nations before the next “Islam in Africa conference.”

    4. “To ensure the appointment of only Muslims into strategic national and international posts of member states.

    Particulars of this communiqué which completely violate the Nigerian Constitution are also well documented in Australian author Stuart Robinson book titled Mosques and Miracles.

    Online link for details of the Abuja Decalaration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuja_Declaration

  • Nemlong Manchok

    @Ken Mani; There is something important that you did not say about the ABUJA DECLARATION and it is this. The then Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) signed the Abuja Declaration with the official seal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  • guess

    I suspect a highly placed set up. This is a diversionary technique, in high places. Question 1, why show it to Prof. Soyinka who had vowed to march and organized protest marches if the report is swept under the rug. Their is something they are not telling us in this story, from the speaker to Mr. O and all parties. I rest my case.

  • Lawal012000

    An all this tricks can may appear to be a simulation

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      faruk already agreed he was the person in d video. find another rubbish to post.

  • Nagoma

    Certainly!, certainly!!, certainly!!!, Nigeria will never see the light with likes of KenMani. Professor Emeritus of ethnic hatred and religious odium. Be it known that each time you exhibits your hatred tendencies, you are distancing yourself from our beloved Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) (assuming you are a Christian) for your character is exactly anti-Christ. Of course, be it known that Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) totally abhors your character. Satan is recruiting fresh hands daily, and KenMani;s credentials looks pretty good. Sorry.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      yea nigeria will see the light when all are converted to islam. we already have a chief imam in cbn who comes to work in full bin laden robe taking alqeda banking. he is the important enemy instead of blaming ken, warn ur kiths and kin to tone down their extremism.

  • Aremu Adetoro

    Oro pesi je, big man syndrome!

  • In what denomination will the dollars be that it cant enter into Farouk’s pocket. You can stuff a million naira in combat jeans pockets and since farouk is always in Babariga there is usually many pockets….

  • Kufre

    Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to introduce you to Banking 101. It is called CAP-BANKING. You may already have come across this term. It is the latest banking system advocated by the House of Representatives in Nigeria. It has been a very popular banking system with the Nigerian lawmakers over the years. It refers to a system of banking whereby you obtain forex (Dollars, Pounds etc.) from a customer through blackmail and put it in your cap so only you and and your God know there is money on you. CAPBANKING works largely with people who wear Agbada with a Sokoto cap on their head. It is the smartest way of banking in Nigeria. Thanks to Facrook, the son of Lawan who made it public. otherwise, reps who largely favour this banking system would have kept it secret for as long as they wanted. It takes only a man with integrity to expose such highly kept secret. While Sanusi introduced cashless Lagos, Farouk introduced CAP-BANKING. Please update me on other principles of CAP-BANKING you know. Thanks.

  • Mao1

    “In the video, Lawan was clearly seen stuffing wads of dollar bills into his pocket; when his pocket was full, to the utter shock of those who watched the video, he removed his cap and concealed the remaining wads of dollar bills inside it and replaced the cap on his head,” the source said.

    At this rate, one can never imagine what is under our legislators people’s skirt, agbada, cap etc when you see them walking “innocently” down the road. It could be bombs, Naira, Yen, dollars, pound sterling, euro, knife, daggers and the like. When a legislator is fully kitted, he could be a mobile bank or a mobile armory.

    We are getting to know our leaders by the day and begin to wonder how we end up with this kind of people as leaders.

  • Put the video on you tube and stop drip-feeding information. It appears its purpose isn’t so much to expose Lawan, it’s to confuse those who want something done about corruption in the oil sector, hence the manipulation of Wole Soyinka.

  • Shameful indeed. A national shame! In spite of that, we should not lose sight of the fact that some oil companies defrauded Nigeria through oil subsidy, allegedly including Otedola’s companies. Nigeria should not be further swinddled by the diversionary and a seemly setup tactics to discredit the House Committee’s Report on Oil subsidy. On that Report we stand.

    Let there be a public enquiry into what happened to oil subsidy all these years. It is not a matter to swept under the carpet. Lawan’s alleged ignominous act notwitstanding.

  • Mohidrsule2010

    Is this video sacred that only few have seen it?

  • Tukur1334

    kufre if you want to learn more about CAP-BANKING go back to your village and contest national assembly post.

  • Tukur1334

    KenMani,what can you say about the appoinment of Sambo Dasuki a Fulani Prince from Sokoto as the NSA to the President?