A high court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Apo has sentence a former member of the House of Representatives, Faruk Lawan to 7 years imprisonment.

Mr Lawan was found guilty of bribery during the investigation of petrol subsidy scam in 2012.

Oil marketer, Femi Otedola, accused him of demanding for bribe in order to exonerate Zenon petroleum and gas limited from the list of companies in the fuel subsidy scam.

He was caught on camera receiving bills of dollars from the oil marketer

Justice Angela Otaluka ordered Mr Lawan to return the $500,00 he collected to the federal government.

Faruk Lawan was the chairman of the House of Representatives adhoc committee probing the multi billion-naira fuel subsidy fraud in 2012.


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