“Is there anybody you trust?” – Read transcript of alleged Lawan/Otedola $3 million conversation

by Doyin Jaiyesimi

For those of you who have been asking for the famous Femi-Farouk bribe audio transcript, we have been working hard to bring it to you. Here you go – all of it!

Otedola: How are you sir?  I don’t want you to bring it to my house

Lawan: Oh, you’ll take it to your house?

Otedola: No I don’t want you to bring it to my house; it’s a lot of money

Lawan: Err…so where? Because I’m rushing to the…they are at the airport now?

Otedola: Yes they are at the airport, in the aircraft

Lawan: And before they can come over now…unless I send somebody to the airport…but I was coming…I can’t because by the time they come I should be in the chambers…I have a lot to do myself

Otedola: Is there anybody you trust I can give it to or maybe I should just…or maybe I should postpone my China trip tomorrow

Lawan: No, no…it’s ok. I will arrange with someone…I would err…let me give you his number

Otedola:  Ok

Lawan: Yeah. His number is 080

Otedola: Hold on, hold on 080

Lawan: 36

Otedola: 36

Lawan: 51

Otedola: 51

Lawan: 33

Otedola: 33

Lawan: 55

Otedola: 55. What’s his name?

Lawan: Yea. TJ

Otedola: Sorry?

Lawan: Ah..teezay

Otedola: Ateezay?

Lawan: No. TJ

Otedola: Teezay?

Lawan: T…J

Otedola: TJ. Oh ok

Lawan: Yea TJ

Otedola: So I’ll give him the balance. That’s erm

Lawan: 240

Otedola: 2.5 million dollars

Lawan: Yea that’s right. Hold on. Just hold on. I’m calling him just to be sure his phone is emm

Otedola: Ok. You’ll take it to your house?

Editor’s Note: There are a number of unexplained ellipses in the tape.

Comments (8)

  1. it is so funny who is talking how's house. nija I beg.

  2. Please stop trying people on the pages of newspaper. The transcript is prejudicial to the ongoing investigation. Before transcribing it is necessary to identify the ownership of the audio statement by expert. Despite these documents, he is still entitled to the presumpsion of innocence until the contrary is proved going by the constitution.

  3. Don’t jump to conclusions, there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw. -Proverbs 25:8

  4. FARUK LAWAN THE THIEF AND LIAR!! This man ought to be jailed for many years…

  5. *blush* I can't help but feel embarrassed!!

  6. They really disgust me! I hope they get d punishment they deserve.

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