For Collecting $500k Bribe From Femi Otedola, Court Asks Ex- Leader Of ‘Integrity Group’, Farouk Lawan To Spend 7 Years In Prison

A Federal High Court at Apo, Abuja, has convicted a former House of Representatives member who represented Bagwai/Shanono Federal Constituency of Kano State and leader of the ‘Integrity Group’ in the House then, Hon.Farouk Lawan, of a 7-year jail term for collecting a $500,000 bribe from Oil Magnate Femi Otedola.

Lawan, who was the chairman of the committee probing subsidy in the house then met with Otedola in order to remove his company name, Zenon Oil, from among the list, but unknown to him, he was given a ‘marked dollars ‘ which he tucked in his cap according to the video that captured the scene.

Otedola later alleged that Lawan demanded $3m out of which a $500k was given in a ‘sting’ operation to nail the lawmaker. 

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