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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA v. HONOURABLE FAROUK M. LAWAN

(2018) JELR 39508 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/717C/2017  •  20 Mar 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA;

Judgement

MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Y. Halilu, delivered on the 17th day of October, 2017.

The Appellant was the Prosecutor at the lower Court while the Respondent is the Defendant to the criminal charge.

The Respondent was at all material times a member of the House of Representatives where he allegedly corruptly demanded a sum of Three Million United States Dollars ($3,000,000) from a certain Mr. Femi Otedola as an inducement for doing an act in relation to his public duty as Chairman of the House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Monitoring of Fuel Subsidy regime contrary to Section 17 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

He was also accused of corruptly receiving of the sum of Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($600,000) as a reward or inducement for removing the name of Mr. Femi Otedolas company from the li…

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