EX-NIGER-DELTA MINISTER, ORUBEBE RE-ARRAIGNED

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Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a fresh one-count charge of false assets declaration brought against him by the Code of conduct Bureau (CCB). Orubebe, who was earlier arraigned before tribunal on November 8 last year on a four-count charge, was re arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on an amended charge of one count.

The former Minister was earlier charged with false assets declaration and acceptance of bribe estimated at N70 million. At the commencement of proceedings on Tuesday, prosecution lawyer, Mohammad Diri told the court that the prosecution has amended the earlier charge and wished to substitute it with a new charge of one count.

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