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Farouk Lawan Bags Seven Years Jail Term For Collecting Bribe From Otedola

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A Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Apo, in Abuja, has jailed a former lawmaker of the House of Representatives, 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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