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Fri 8 Feb 2013

Nigerian MP Lawan charged with corruption appears at bail hearing

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Nigeria

A member of the Nigerian Parliament, Farouk Lawan, is set to appear at a bail hearing after he was charged with corruption.

On February 1, Lawan pleaded not guilty in court and was taken into custody.

Lawan headed an inquiry that found that a fuel subsidy scam had cost the country $6.8 billion (£4.2 billion). He allegedly collected $500,000 of a $3 million bribe solicited from an oil tycoon to drop his company from the investigation. - Nigerian Farouk Lawan charged over $3m fuel scam 'bribe'

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