Tag: Farouk Lawan

$3million bribe: Farouk Lawan bags 7 years in prison

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court sitting in Apo, Abuja, has sentenced the former chairman of the federal house of representatives ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy, Farouk Lawan, to seven years imprisonment over the $3 million bribery charges preferred against him by the federal government. Lawan was the chairman[Read More…]

Alleged $620,000 bribe: Court rules against Lawan on no case submission

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by a former Kano State House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, seeking to terminate the $3 million bribery charges against him by the Federal Government. Justice Olabisi Ige held that a prima facie case was well established against[Read More…]

FG Reopens Farouk Lawan’s Alleged $620k Bribe Trial Tuesday

The Federal Government will tomorrow February 2nd reopen the trial of a former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, Farouk Lawan and its ex-Secretary, Boniface Emenalo for allegedly obtaining $620,000 bribe money from Femi Otedola, chairman of Forte Oil. The House of Representatives members were first arraigned[Read More…]

$620 Bribe: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Re-arraigned

NAN Alhaji Farouk Lawan, former Chairman, House of Representative Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, was on Wednesday re-arraigned before the FCT High Court, Abuja, for allegedly obtaining 620,000 dollars bribe money from Mr Femi Otedola. Joined in the case is Lawan’s secretary, Boniface Emenalo. Both men are facing a seven-count[Read More…]

US Report Reveals Nigeria Is Losing Corruption Battle

Corruption, poor governance records coupled with discrimination against women, less privileged and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) has led to Nigeria being a labeled a corrupt country by the United Secretary of States, John Kerry. On Thursday, John Kerry made the allegations at the presentation of his well publicized “Country[Read More…]

N625m bribe: Farouk Lawan Trial Begins March 12, 2014

NAN An FCT High Court on Wednesday fixed March 12, 2014 for the trial of Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo over alleged $620,000 dollars (about N96 million) bribe.Messrs Lawan and Emenalo, both members of the House of Representatives, face a seven-count charge of allegedly obtaining N625 million bribe from Femi[Read More…]