Ex-Minister on trial at tribunal for allegedly accepting N70M bribe

Orubebe has also been charged with false declaration of assets at the trial which is being presided over by Justice Danladi Umar.

Godsday Orubebe

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe is currently being tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegations that he accepted a bribe of N70million while in office.

Orubebe has also been charged with false declaration of assets at the trial which is being presided over by Justice Danladi Umar.

The charges against the former minister were filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on October 8, 2015.

Orubebe is accused of failing to declare two properties, one located at Plot 2722 Kyamu District Abuja and the other at Plot 2059 Asokoro district, Abuja.

The former minister is most remembered for his interruption of the announcement of presidential election results during the 2015 general polls.

Orubebe caused a scene when he grabbed a microphone and accused then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega of tribalism and bias.

His actions were later said to have been part of a wider plot to abduct Jega, an allegation which he later denied.

Watch the video of Orubebe’s diversion during the 2015 elections below:

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