CCT convicts Orubebe, seizes Abuja property

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The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the Former Minister of Niger Delta Godsday Orubebe for  false declaration of asset while in office.

CCT Chairman Danladi Umar, who delivered the judgment, said the tribunal found Orubebe guilty in the one count charge of false declaration of asset.

He was however, given a light sentence.

According to the tribunal chairman: “‎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.

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.

A report recalls the former minister is better known for his outburst at the national collation centre of the 2015 presidential election, in an attempt to halt the declaration of results of the election.

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