Ex-minister pleads not guilty to corruption charges

He was accused of failing to declare two properties he owned at the time he took office in June 2011 and receiving bribes to the tunr of to N70 million.

 

Former Niger Delta minister, Godsday Orubebe, has pleaded not guilty to the corruption allegations filed against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Orubebe pleaded not guilty to the allegations at the tribunal hearing in Abuja on Monday, November 9, and the case was adjourned till November 26.

Pulse recalls that the ex-minister who served in the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, disrupted the collation exercise of the March 28 Presidential election in Abuja during, where he accused the former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jegao of bias.

He later apologised to Nigerians for his misconduct at the collation centre.

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