FG Drops Charges Against Orubebe

55156-dde62c58eba5e4a834d3d130c0f90320The Nigerian government has dropped three out of four charges filed against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
PUNCH reports that the original counts filed against Orubebe reduced from four to one, has eliminated the charges bordering the acceptance of N70m bribe by the ex-minister. Only one out of the two counts bordering on false assets declaration ‎in the former charges was retained in the new one.

Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Mohammed Diri, told the Danladi Umar-led CCT on Tuesday that the amended charge was dated March 7, 2016 but filed on March 8 (Tuesday). Orubebe was initially arraigned on November 8, 2015 before the ‎fresh amendment to the earlier four counts.

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