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$500,000 Bribe: S’Court Uphold Farouk Lawan’s 5-year-Jail term




The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the five-year sentence of former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, for receiving a bribe of $500,000 from businessman Femi Otedola.

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Farouk Lawan against the judgments of the lower court which imprisoned him.

Recall that in 2012, a Federal High Court at the Federal Capital Territory sentenced  Lawan to seven years imprisonment for receiving a $500,000 bribe while serving as the chairman of the House’s ad-hoc committee investigating the fuel subsidy fraud in 2012.

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The trial judge, Angela Otaluka, held that Lawan demanded $3m and received $500,000 from Femi Otedola in 2012 to remove Otedola’s oil company, Zenon Oil and Gas, from the list of firms indicted for fraud in the fuel subsidy regime. She also held that  Lawan was guilty of all three counts of corruption and bribery. 

Not satisfied, Lawan approached the appellate court where his jail term was reduced from seven to five years. Lawan is at the apex court urging the court to set aside the judgments of the lower court.

Reading the lead judgment of the Supreme Court, Justice Tijani Abubakar upheld the decision of the appeal court and dismissed the appeal as filed by Farouk Lawan.

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