Court sentences Farouk Lawan to 7 years in jail

An FCT High Court on sentenced Farouk Lawal to seven years imprisonment for collecting 500,000 dollars bribe.

Delivering judgment, Justice Angela Otaluka, judge, ordered Lawan to restitute 500, 000 dollars.

EFCC charged Lawan with collecting 500,000 dollars of a three million dollars bribe he solicited from an oil tycoon to drop his company from investigation.

Lawan chaired House of Representative committee that produced fuel scam report, accusing some of who import fuel of massive corruption.(NAN)