Lawan, ex-federal lawmaker bags seven years in jail

A former House of representative Member, Farouk Lawan, was convicted in a $3 million bribery case by the High Court of Apo and was sentenced to seven years for count 1, 7 years count 2, and 5 years for number 3.

The court also ordered the $500,000 money collected to be restituted.
In this case the Court ruled against Lawan, former Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy in 2012, by the Federal Government.
During the ruling, Judge Angela Ataluka declared that the prosecution had shown its affair without reasonable doubt.

In Complex No. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has brought a $3 million charge on Farouk Lawan for bribery, which the company was awarded to the House of Reps Adhoc Committee to remove from the list of companies indicted for fuel subsidies a sum of $5,000,000 from Femi Otedola and $3 million from the Federative Committee of HC/HC/CR/76/2013.

By Olutayo Olusanya

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