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Orubebe wants charges against him dropped

06 June 2016, 13:35

Abuja - The former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Peter Orubebe, has denied owning the property at the centre of a dispute with the state.

The state has leveled accusations of false declaration against him.

Led by his defence counsel, Selekowei Larry, Orubebe insisted that the said property in contention was never his at the time of his exist from federal executive council in 2011.

“It would have been criminal for me to claim ownership of the property I had sold off and Certificate of Occupancy handed over to the buyer before I left office,” he said.

He maintained respect for government and its policies.

Also read: CCT denies FG withdrew charges against Orubebe

“If the Code of Conduct Bureau had invited me for clarifications on my asset forms, I would have honored them, because it is simple thing to do and because my conscience is clear.”

He however asked the Tribunal to dismiss the charge against him because he had not breached any law as far as the property in dispute is concerned.

CCT has adjourned to 30th June, 2016 for judgment.

It would be recalled that Orubebe disrupted the presidential election process in 2015, though he has since apologized, according to News24 report.

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