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DSS Gave me Dollars to set trap for Farouk Lawan – Otedola

Femi Otedola, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former member of House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, over bribery allegation has said the 500,000 dollars offered to the defendant is from the Department of State Service (DSS).
Otedola disclosed this while being cross examined by counsel to Lawan, Mike Ozekhome.
He said the money was given to him by the DSS to set a trap for Lawan after he wrote a petition against him.
He accused Lawan of demanding 3 million dollars as bribe from him to exonerate his oil company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, from the alleged subsidy scam in 2012.
He further told the court that the 500,000 dollars was part payment of the 3 million dollars being demanded by Lawan, which was eventually given to him under the supervision of the DSS.
Otedola said he petitioned the DSS immediately Lawan demanded for the bribe.
The Judge, however, adjourned the matter till March 8 for continuation of cross examination of the prosecution witness.
Lawan is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC)
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