CCT Chairman Absence Stalls Orubebe’s False Asset Declaration TrialFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, April 14th, 2016
By Abdul Gaffar Bello
The trial of former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe was stalled Thursday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) due to absence of its Chairman, Justice Umar Danladi.
Addressing the parties involved in the one count charge of false asset declaration against Orubebe, the CCT Head, Press and Public Relations Mr. Ibraheem Alhassan, explained that the CCT Chairman’s absence was due to his aunty’s death Monday.
The special court’s Spokesman indicated that Justice Danladi who traveled the same day (Monday) of the incident has fixed hearing of the suit to Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Orubebe has pleaded not guilty to the allegation preferred against him.
However, the first prosecution witness, Samuel Madojemu, led in evidence by Mr. Mohammed Diri, at the last hearing accused the former Minister of not declaring a property sited at Plot 2057, Asokoro District, Abuja, as a FEC member between 2007 and 2011.
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