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BRIBERY: EX-FEDERAL LAWMAKER, FAROUQ LAWAN BAGS SEVEN YEARS JAIL TERM

BRIBERY: EX-FEDERAL LAWMAKER, FAROUQ LAWAN BAGS SEVEN YEARS JAIL TERM
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…. ‘FOR ASKING FOR $3 MILLION, OBTAINING SUM OF $500,000 FROM FEMI OTEDOLA TO REMOVE HIS COMPANY FROM THE LIST OF INDICTED COMPANIES’

 

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo has convicted a former member of the House of Representtives, Farouk Lawan, over $3 million bribery case and sentenced him to seven years for count 1, 7 years count 2, and 5 years for count 3 to run concurrently.

The court also ordered for restitution of the collected sum of $500,000.

The court gave its decision in the case brought before it by the Federal Government against Lawan, a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy in 2012.

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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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