Mr. Sam Madojemu, the prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, on Thursday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that the ex-minister did not declare his property at Plot 2057, Asokoro, Abuja.
Madojemu said during cross-examination by Orubebe’s lawyer, Mr. Larry Selekowei (SAN), that document obtained from the FCT Land Registry indicated that three plots of land were allocated to Orubebe.
He said Plot 2057, Asokoro Cadastral Zone A04, was the subject matter of the charge, which the defendant failed to declare at the time he left office as minister on April 10, 2011.
The witness said the other two plots declared by Orubebe are Plots 2460, Cadastral Zone A05 Maitama, Abuja and 1736, Cadastral Zone A09 Guzape District, also in Abuja.
He also said the Right of Occupancy and the Certificate of Occupancy of the property were signed by the defendant himself.
The witness said there was no place in the asset declaration form where Orubebe indicated that the said plot 2057 was given to him by the Federal Government free of charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ex-minister was arraigned by the federal government for failing to declare the Asokoro property.