Alleged False Asset Declaration: FG Closes Case In Orubebe’s Trial

Godsday-OrubebeThe federal government on Tuesday closed its case against ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja.
Orubebe is being tried on a one count charge of false asset declaration at the tribunal.
The ex-minister is accused by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) of failing to declare his ownership of a landed property in Abuja.
The Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, Moses S. Odiri, who was represented by Ejike Augustine Orji (SSC), closed the government’s case after calling only one witness to testify against Orubebe.
Mr. Orubebe was minister between 2007 and 2011 during which period he submitted five asset declaration forms to the CCB between.
Copies of his asset declaration forms were admitted by the CCT as exhibits.
Meanwhile, the tribunal adjourned to May 31, 2016 to enable the former minister to open his defence.