Stella Dimoko EX House Of Reps Member Farouk Lawan's Jail Term For Receiving $500k Bribe Reduced To 5 Years


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Friday, February 25, 2022

EX House Of Reps Member Farouk Lawan's Jail Term For Receiving $500k Bribe Reduced To 5 Years

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday February 24,2022 reduced the sentence of former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, to five years...

Lawan was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on June 22, 2021, on a three-count charge of soliciting bribes, agreeing to accept bribes and actually accepting a $500,000 bribe from a businessman, Femi Otedola.

The High Court of the FCT, in a judgment by Justice Angela Otaluka, sentenced Lawan to seven years on count one; seven years on count two, and five years on count three but in a unanimous judgment on Thursday, a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, led by the court’s President, Just
ice Monica Dongban-Mensem, quashed Lawan’s conviction on counts one and two.

The court held that the prosecution failed to prove both counts relating to demanding for and agreeing to accept a $3 million bribe from Otedola.

The appellate court found that the prosecution was only able to prove the third count relating to his accepting bribe of $500,000.

The court then acquitted Lawan on counts one and two (on which he was sentenced to seven years per count), but convicted him on count three (on which he was sentenced to five years).

The judgment was on an appeal by Lawan.

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  1. Naija my corntree we hail thee! I have a dream to live in a corrupt free nation. More like a dream that will never come true.😰

    1. Bribery over what Stella give us full gist na

  2. Rubbish!
    I have lost hope in Nigeria.
    Imagine collecting #285,000,000 as bribe and still get acquitted for a bribery case?

  3. He is walking free abi He is in jail rn? 🤷‍♀️

  4. Only I'd Nigrria will committing crimes look attractive 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️


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