Former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a High Court in Abuja, for soliciting bribe from billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.
Lawan who was the chairman ad-hoc committee which probed fuel subsidy in 2012 under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was sentenced today 22nd June, 2021 after he was found guilty of the crime.
Recall that Otedola accused Lawan of making a demand of $3 million for his company to be exempted from companies been probed.
Furthermore, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), also accused him of collecting $500,000 bribe from Otedola but was denied by the lawmaker.
However, after finding him (Lawan) guilty, the court sentenced him to seven years in prison for count one and two, while for count three he was sentenced to five years in prison, noting that the sentences are to run concurrently.
In addition, the court ordered Lawan to return the sum of $500,000 (N205 million) to the Federal Government.