Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe has said he is not guilty as pronounced by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), chairman, Danladi Umar, adding that he will appeal the judgement to secure the ‘ordinary empty land which he had since sold to the man who bought it.’
Orubebe who maintained that he did not declare the said empty land in Asokoro District, because it was no longer in his possession when he left office said, “ It won’t be fair to the innocent man who bought the ordinary empty land from me when I was in distress.’
Orubebe, who believes he is being prosecuted over his outburst at the 2015 Presidential Election collation centre in Abuja, in an attempt to protest the outcome of the election, said his lawyer, Mr Selekowei Larry (SAN) will appeal against the judgment which he described as “travesty of Justice”.
According to him, the verdict was a clear example of “convict him at all cost” syndrome. He explained that the said empty plot in the Asokoro district was allocated to him by the government in 2007 as part of his ministerial entitlements Abuja
BY CHRISTIANA NWAOGU