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$500,000 bribery: CJ returns Farouk Lawan’s case for continuation of trial

The Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, has returned  the bribery case against  a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Farouk Lawan, to Justice Angela Otaluka, who had heard the case almost half-way before it was abruptly transferred to another judge last year.

Justice Bello had, on the basis of a petition authored by Lawan, an ex-Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on investigation into fuel subsidy regime in 2012, transferred the case from Justice Otaluka, who is of the Lugbe Division of the FCT High Court, to Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Jabi Division.

The return of the case to Justice Otaluka was confirmed when the matter came up before her on Monday.

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