It’s quite unfortunate what Hon. Farouk Lawan is going though at the moment. The suspended lawmaker is fast becoming a shadow of his former self and he's almost left with no iota of credibility, particularly after the video which captured him collecting bribe from Mr. Femi Otedola was shown to him.
Credible sources said that Farouk was caught on camera stuffing dollars into every available pocket on his body. When his pocket got filled he, very shamelessly, removed his cap, put the remaining dollars inside and wear the cap on his head.
Security experts believed he did such in order not be been seen by anyone leaving Mr. Otedola’s house with bag(s), since he didn't go their with bag in the first place.
He was said to have earlier insisted that he collected the said bribe with the intent of using same as evidence against Mr. Otedola but, we learnt that he became sober as soon as the video was played before him and those investigating him.
However, the matter became more controversial when Farouk failed to provided the same money he had collected. Asked by investigators to surrender the marked dollars, Farouk could only provide a few leftovers, claiming the rest had been stolen. A security source told us that the Police hierarchy is highly disappointed in Farouk.
Also, Mr. Frank Mba, Force spokesman, confirmed that the embattled lawmaker is still in their custody because“investigations were still ongoing”.