FAROUK LAWAN, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON FUEL SUBSIDY SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IMPRISONMENT.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 23, 2021
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Farouk Lawan, former Chairman of the Federal House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy to seven years imprisonment over three million dollars bribery charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Lawan was the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee probing the multi-billion Naira fuel subsidy fraud in 2021.
He was accused of demanding three million Dollars from Femi Otedola to remove Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, Otedola’s Company, from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.
Lawan, who was arraigned on seven counts of bribery by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, was alleged to have collected five hundred thousand Dollars bribe from Otedola.
The charge was later amended to three counts.