Orubebe Loses Asset As Tribunal Finds Him Guilty


Former minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has been found guilty of false declaration of asset by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, gave the judgement in Abuja on Tuesday.

The federal government had filed a one-count charge of false declaration of asset against Orubebe, claiming that he committed the offence while he was a public officer.



    Umar said: “‎I hereby seize, on behalf of the federal government, the property known as plot 2057.

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

    He held that Orubebe committed an offence for not declaring a piece of property in Abuja, which he claimed he had sold.

    Orubebe will be remembered for his infamous lash-out on former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, during the 2015 presidential election collation exercise; a failed attempt to disrupt the proceedings that eventually saw President Muhammadu Buhari emerging victorious.

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