Politics Nigeria: Ex Minister Orubebe Arraigned for Allegedly Stealing N1.97bn


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Former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godsday Orubebe was on Thursday arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for a N1.97bn fraud.

According to the agency, Orubebe was arraigned along with two others - an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs, Mr. Oludare Davis Alaba, and the Director of Contracts, Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nig. Ltd., Mr. Ephraim Towede Zari.

ICPC said they diverted N1, 965,576,153.46 out of the sum of N2, 320,686,826.00 initially released by the Federal Government meant for the compensation of owners of properties on Eket Urban section of the East- West Road for their own personal use.

Orubebe was admitted a bail in the sum of N10 million and a surety who must be resident in Abuja, with evidence of three years tax clearance.

Alaba was given a bail of N20 million and a surety who must be an employee of the Federal Government not below the rank of an assistant director.

The third accused Mr. Zari, was granted bail by the judge in the sum of N20 million and one surety who must be resident in Abuja, under the jurisdiction of the court.
 

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