The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has found Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, guilty of false declaration of asset.
Danladi Umar, chairman of the tribunal, delivered the judgment convicting Orubebe of the offence. “I hereby seize, on behalf of the federal government, the property known as plot 2057,” he ruled.
“The prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, and all evidence tendered are admitted.”
However, he gave him a light sentence.
He held that Orubebe committed an offence for not declaring a piece of property in Abuja, which he claimed he had sold.
The federal government had filed a one-count charge of false declaration of asset against Orubebe. FG said that he committed the offence while he was a public officer.
The former minister is better known for his outburst at the national collation centre of the 2015 presidential election, in an attempt to disrupt the declaration of results of the election.