CCT Begins Trial Of Orubebe

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Trial of the former Niger Delta Minister, Godsday Orubebe, has begun at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

The first prosecuting witness, one Samuel Madujemu, who is an investigator in the Asset Tracing Department of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, started his testimony against the former Minister.

Madujemu claimed Orubebe was issued asset declaration forms five times between 2007 and 2011.

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He disclosed that intelligence assessment was conducted on the claims made by Orubebe and it was discovered that there were some other properties allegedly traced to him that were never declared by the former Minister.

According to Madujemu, a record examination was later conducted by writing a letter to the Federal Capital Territory Department of Lands Administration, which responded stating that plot number 2057 Asokoro District, Abuja with a C of O issued on 10th April 2011 belong to Orubebe.

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The investigator told the CCT that, “We compared the information arising from the response of the FCT Department of Land Administration with the asset declaration, he made to the bureau between 2007 to 2011 and we discovered that the said plot was not declared to the bureau, even as at 29th May, 2011 when he left office.”

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