The Federal Government has withdrawn the N70 billion bribery charge it brought against a former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe.
The Federal Government arraigned Orubebe before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT over the alleged bribery.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Mohammed Diri, sought the leave of the court to withdraw the four count charge against Orubebe at the resumed sitting of the tribunal on Tuesday. The charges were filed on October 8, 2015.
According to Diri, the Federal Government had resolved to prosecute the former minister on an amended one-count charge bordering on allegation of false declaration of assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, contrary to section 15 of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, Cap. 15 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.
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