Supreme Court Upholds Five-Year Sentence of Farouk Lawan

The Supreme Court has upheld the five years sentence of former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, for receiving a bribe of $500,000 from Femi Otedola.

Lawan was tried for receiving a $500,000 bribe during a legislative probe into the fuel subsidy regime in 2012.

In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-member panel affirmed the 2022 judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld Lawan’s sentencing to five years in respect of only count three on the three-count charge on which he was tried at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

In the lead judgment prepared by Justice John Okoro, but read on Friday by Justice Tijjani Abubakar, the apex count found that Lawan’s appeal was without merit and proceeded to dismiss it.

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