Farouk Lawan

A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory FCY has sentenced the former Chairman House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Petroleum Subsidy, Farouk Lawan to seven years in prison.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Angela Otaluka, said the evidence submitted before the court by the prosecution counsel, remain unshaken during cross-examination.

The judge said the conduct, responses, and submissions of the defendant and witnesses, in this case, establish the charge in the count.

The former House of Representatives member during trial on Tuesday was found guilty of count one, two, and three bothering on corruptly asking for a bribe of $3 million as an inducement to remove Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the report of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on monitoring of fuel subsidy regime.