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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Appeal Court voids Orubebe's conviction


 Orubebe argued that the property in question wasn’t his as he sold it before he declared his assets.

The CCT felt otherwise , as the property located at Plot 2057 Asokoro District, Abuja still had his name on the title documents and instead found him guilty of false asset declaration.

Orubebe wasn’t satisfied with the verdict and took the case to the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja,yesterday, nullified the decision of the CCT, which found former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe guilty for allegedly falsely declaring his assets in 2007.
The court held that Orubebe’s trial was not based on his none declaration of title deed of the said property, but his alleged false declaration of his assets.

“On the whole, it is our view that this appeal succeeded on its merit and is therefore allowed. The appellant is accordingly discharged and acquitted”, the court held.


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