Orubebe: I Don’t Deserve Being Put On Trial For Alleged False Asset Declaration

Godsday-OrubebeA former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, Thursday stunned the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja when he declared that he regrets serving the country as a minister.
Mr. Orubebe, who served as minister between 2007 and 2011, is currently standing trial on one-count criminal charge of alleged false declaration of asset.
Speaking during the opening of his defence before the CCT, the ex-minister said it was unfortunate that after serving the country to the best of his ability, he was been put on trial for something he claims he knows nothing about.
He said: “I love this country and I served as a minister with all my heart and to the best of my ability.
“But I am pained that the same country is putting me through all the things I know nothing about.
“I slept in the creeks for two weeks t‎rying to persuade the militant to drop their weapons.
“Finally, we succeeded and we got amnesty”.
“But see what I am being subjected to today”, Mr. Orubebe lamented.