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Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by DONSMITH123(m): 2:15pm On Mar 08, 2016
The Federal Government has amended the ‎charges of preferred against a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The amendment which saw the number of the original counts filed against Orubebe reduced from four to one, has eliminated the charges bordering the acceptance of N70m bribe by the ex-minister.

Only one out of the two counts bordering on false assets declaration ‎in the former charges was retained in the new one.

Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Mohammed Diri, told the Danladi Umar-led CCT on Tuesday that the amended charge was dated March 7, 2016 but filed on March 8 (Tuesday).

He said the amended charge was filed in line with provisions of section 214 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

Diri said it was served on the defence some moments before the proceedings began on Tuesday.

The lead defence counsel, Mr. Selekowei Larry (SAN), did not oppose the amendment.

The tribunal subsequently accepted the new charge and struck out the former ones.

The tribunal chairman also directed the fresh charge be read to the defendant.

‎Orubebe pleaded not guilty to the charge on Tuesday.

The prosecution alleged that Orubebe failed to declare his asset at 2057, Asokoro District, Abuja when he assumed office as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs on 29 June, 2011.

The offence was said to have flouted the provisions of section 15 of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

Orubebe was initially arraigned on November 8, 2015 before the ‎fresh amendment to the earlier four counts.

Diri told the tribunal on Tuesday that he had three proposed prosecution witness‎ and intended to call them in one day.

He sought an adjournment to open the prosecution’s case.

The case was adjourned till April 7.


http://www.punchng.com/fg-drops-bribery-charges-against-ex-minister-orubebe/

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by stephnie1(f): 2:19pm On Mar 08, 2016
Jega friend

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by DONSMITH123(m): 2:20pm On Mar 08, 2016
grin walahi, his name alone reminds me of the drama between him and Jega.

Elder Orubebe- "Jega you can't continue"



stephnie1:
Jega friend

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by Rudboy360(m): 2:22pm On Mar 08, 2016
Orubebe the parrot grin

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by stephnie1(f): 2:23pm On Mar 08, 2016
cheesy
DONSMITH123:
grin walahi, his name alone reminds me of the drama between him and Jega.

Elder Orubebe- "Jega you can't continue"



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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by OnankpaBa(m): 2:25pm On Mar 08, 2016
Orubebe vs Jega -2015 watchout for that film

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by spafu(m): 2:27pm On Mar 08, 2016
A very confused government, led by the useless herdsman from Daura known and addressed as Dullardpo Dundee Dulardinho 1 of Duara.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by greatiyk4u(m): 2:28pm On Mar 08, 2016
One of those men who tarnished his name and his family image because of one ineffectual buffoon who keep on going scot free receiving "arrangee" awards locally and internationally while his boys are facing the heat.

Seriously his ambition in this case is worth the suffering of many Nigerians like Metuh, Dasuki, Orubebe and the masses who are at the receiving end of the whole mess


Truly 5% but doesn't wail............Gbam#

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by OnankpaBa(m): 2:28pm On Mar 08, 2016
wailer spotted. who always look for a way of insulting their elder. The same useless dullard is the one ruling you.

spafu:
A very confused government, led by the useless herdsman from Daura known as Dullardpo Dundee Dlaardinho.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by omenka(m): 2:53pm On Mar 08, 2016
One of their favourite adopted sons. Watch how they come celebrate this with so much fanfare. cheesy

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by OsusuMustFlow(f): 2:55pm On Mar 08, 2016
mtchew...this man that nearly cause naija war

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by princemillla(m): 2:55pm On Mar 08, 2016
Orubebe my man eyan ti gej

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by DONSMITH123(m): 2:56pm On Mar 08, 2016
grin


omenka:
One of their favourite adopted sons. Watch how they come celebrate this with so much fanfare. cheesy

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by OnankpaBa(m): 2:57pm On Mar 08, 2016
they should be ready to enter jail with him

omenka:
One of their favourite adopted sons. Watch how they come celebrate this with so much fanfare. cheesy

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by YelloweWest: 3:08pm On Mar 08, 2016
Zombies your yam was not returned

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by SleekMallam: 3:09pm On Mar 08, 2016
Useless media trial government.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by Flashh: 3:11pm On Mar 08, 2016
spafu:
A very confused government, led by the useless from Daura known and addressed as Dullardpo Dundee Dulardinho 1 of Duara.

See frustration. Take heart okay?

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by demarc001: 3:12pm On Mar 08, 2016
Mere witch hunting!
Simply put, he is being witch hunted because he witch hunted Buhari.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by diasporaman(m): 3:13pm On Mar 08, 2016
The man who wanted to ORUBEBELIZE the last presidential election result but unfortunately he was JEGARED

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by lawyer(m): 3:14pm On Mar 08, 2016
You see why Media sensationalism is not good? When he was first accused and Arrested, APC supporters ridiculed and Mocked him. They called him all sorts of unprintable names and labelled him a Thief. They said he was part of the PDP forces that looted Nigeria dry and he should be jailed unconditionally. They went as far as proclaiming Buhari's war on corruption is working but now we know better. He has been cleared of all the trumped up charges. All the people who abused and mocked him would go back into their caves with their tails within their legs without offering an apology or admitting they were wrong. They won't ask for forgiveness for tarnishing his image. They won't retract their false statements and silly sensationalism to whip up public sentiments to convict a Man on social media. They would quietly ignore this thread and look for the next person to ridicule and tarnish their names once they hear the person has been arrested.

People should realize that until a person has been convicted for an offence, he is innocent until pronounced guilty. The court of Nairaland public opinion is not valid and only helps to fan the embers of hate and badbelle. Orubebe might have played an abominable role during the election results but to label him as a thief and sensationalize his ordeal was uncalled for.

I know there are so many people here paid to whip up public sentiments by publishing false stories, beer palor rumors and gossips to drive "Likes" on their blogs but people should also know when to apologize when they are wrong. We should stop this media sensationalism of people arrested without a proper conviction. Anything can happen in court and the people you mock could be set scot free like Orubebe. Without Proper admissible evidence Buhari's Anti corruption war would just be another noise making media prosecution with no jail time.

Till date Buhari has not secured a single conviction but we have been flooded with more than 1000 stories of EFCC arrests this or CCT has arraigned that. Legal battles are not won in the Media and the more these people arrested are mocked on Social media, the more defiant they would get to make sure the Government loses its legal battle.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by phemflex90(m): 3:14pm On Mar 08, 2016
orubebe: you are partial, selective and tribalistic


jega: thank you


orubebe: Nigerians will not take it


jega: you are the former minister of FCT, you need to watch what you are saying.


orubebe : noooooooooooooooooooooo

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by oluseyiforjesus(m): 3:15pm On Mar 08, 2016
Dis Man came to Limelight during 2015 presidential election.
Next is bukola hope dey will drop his own too?

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by bestman09(m): 3:18pm On Mar 08, 2016
Does it mean the bribery allegation was false? Confused government. Always putting the cart before the horse.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by rawtouch: 3:18pm On Mar 08, 2016
Just like that?

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by sadissbala(m): 3:18pm On Mar 08, 2016
OnankpaBa:

wailer spotted. who always look for a way of insulting their elder. The same useless dullard is the one ruling you.

I suggest you missed your afternoon medication,Dr prescribed to you 3*aday.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by franchizy(m): 3:19pm On Mar 08, 2016
Because orubebe was plom the orda part of the Niger thats why the illitracy Government is prosecute him.
Come rains come son orubebe must won this case.
The Federal govt are just make noise. nothing will happens to orubebe.
This our new govt are make up of illitracys that cant even spoke good english.
why are dey not prosecute the Hausas and yorubas but only people plom the other part of the niger.

I condem it, i condem it i condem it.

IPOB YOUTH

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by muller101(m): 3:19pm On Mar 08, 2016
omenka:
One of their favourite adopted sons. Watch how they come celebrate this with so much fanfare. cheesy
u just came out from IDP camp.

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by popcykaylah(m): 3:21pm On Mar 08, 2016
spafu:
A very confused government, led by the useless herdsman from Daura known and addressed as Dullardpo Dundee Dulardinho 1 of Duara.
chief wailer..if you can at least direct this kind of hatred to the witches in your village..my guy you for don hammer..
Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by thefakestan: 3:22pm On Mar 08, 2016
This is unacceptable!


We can't take this,
When you know FG is only wasting time, Orubebe should immediately sue for damages!



ThefakeStan

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Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by Nobody: 3:28pm On Mar 08, 2016
Orubebe sickness na Jega medicine deh cure am


Lol
Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by bolaji777: 3:28pm On Mar 08, 2016
Challenge him wel, orubebe ko, orububu ni
Re: Orubebe: FG Drops Bribery Charges Against Ex-Minister by OnankpaBa(m): 3:33pm On Mar 08, 2016
sadissbala:
I suggest you missed your afternoon medication,Dr prescribed to you 3*aday.

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