The high Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo ruled that former House Member Farouk Lawan was guilty of more than $ 3 million in bribes and sentenced him to 7 years for the first offense, 7 years and 5 years of prison for the second offense 3 concurrent. operations. The court also ordered the return of the $ 500,000 collected. In 2012, the court ruled on a case brought by the federal government against Lawan, the former chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidies.
While delivering the judgment, Justice Angela Ataluka, stated that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
In Suit No. FHC/HC/CR/76/2013, a $3 million bribery charge was filed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria against Farouk Lawan for asking for $3 million and obtaining the sum of $500,000 from Femi Otedola to remove his company from the list of indicted companies before the House of Reps Adhoc committee on fuel subsidy.