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