The Federal Government, yesterday, failed to open its case against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, who is facing corruption charges before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for allegedly falsely declaring his assets while in office.
FG alleged that Orubebe failed to declare his ownership of two choice property in Abuja.
He was accused of collecting a bribe of N70 million from one Pastor Jonathan Alota, the owner of Chemtronics Nigeria Limited.
The charge against him was initiated by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
When the trial began on November 26, 2015, the government applied for an adjournment to enable it to amend the charge against Orubebe. However, when the matter came up yesterday, another lawyer who appeared for the government, Mr. E.A Orji, told the tribunal that Orubebe’s case-file had been transferred to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice.