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Asset Declaration: CCT convicts Orubebe, forfeits property

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The Code of Conducts Tribunal [CCT] has found Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe guilty of false declaration of assets

The Code of Conducts Tribunal [CCT] has found Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe guilty of false declaration of assets.

Elder Orubebe was appointed Nigerian Minister of Niger Delta on 6 April, 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, announced a forfeiture of the property.

Justice Umar explained that the testimonies and document presented by the prosecution prove that the former minister is guilty as charged.

Mr Orubebe was charged by the Code of Conduct Bureau for alleged failure to declare landed property in Kyamu and Asokoro district, both in Abuja, on assumption of office as minister on September 26, 2007.

In the other counts, Mr Orubebe was also accused of allegedly accepting bribes totalling 70 million naira for the award of contracts in favour of his company.

“The prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, and all evidence tendered are admitted.”

The tribunal chairman held that Orubebe committed an offence for not declaring a piece of property in Abuja, which the former minister claimed he had sold.

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