The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday pronounced former Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Orubebe, guilty of non-declaration of assets.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, announced a forfeiture of the property which is located in Asokoro, a choice area of Abuja.
Justice Umar explained that the testimonies and document presented by the prosecution prove that the former minister was guilty as charged.
He further stated that while the minister claimed that the property being rented by the federal government, the rejection of the claim by his former landlord to allow him exercise his right over the property, rendered the power of attorney useless.
The former Minister had pleaded ‘not guilty’ to a two-count charge of false declaration of assets and another two counts of bribery when arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Mr Orubebe was charged by the Code of Conduct Bureau for alleged failure to declare landed property in Kyamu and Asokoro district, both in Abuja, on assumption of office as minister on September 26, 2007.