Elder Godsday Orubebe Charged With Accepting N70m Bribe, False Assets Declaration

Ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Peter Orubebe
The Federal Government has filed charges against a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Peter Orubebe for alleged false declaration of assets and acceptance of about N70 million bribe, THISDAY reports. The four-count charge filed on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) by Peter Danladi of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on October 8 this year is currently pending before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Already, the CCT has fixed November 9 for Orbube's arraignment. The former minister is charged in counts one and two with failing to declare his ownership of two properties in Abuja.

CCT's Head of Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-hassan, confirmed that a charge was pending against Orubebe before the tribunal and that the ex-minister was served with the charges on October 29.

He said the tribunal had scheduled Orubebe's arraignment for November 9.

In counts three and four, he was alleged to have received N70million in bribe from one Pastor (Dr) Jonathan Alota, whose company, Chemtronics Nigeria Limited, the ministry awarded contracts.

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