The trial of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has finally commenced before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.
At the commencement of the trial yesterday, the prosecution counsel, Mohammed Diri, told the tribunal that they would call three witnesses in the case, following which Samuel Madujemu who is a staff of CCT in the Asset Tracing Department was called as the first witness.
According to Madujemu, the former minister was invited to clear himself by making a declaration in the asset form for the year 2007-2011, for which Orubebe was issued with forms five times. He further explained that in the intelligence assessment on the declaration made by the defendant, they discovered that there were other properties allegedly traced to him. Read more