Ex- Federal lawmaker, Lawan bag 7 year jail term for bribery

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.

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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.

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