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Ex-minister, Orubebe in court for alleged diversion of N2.3bn

Godsday Orubebe
Posted: Sep 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

An Abuja High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Godsday Orubebe, a former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, in the sum of N10 million for allegedly diverting N2.3 billion.
The court also granted bail in the sum of N20 million each to Oludare Alaba and Ephraim Zeri, Directors of Contract in the ministry.

Orubebe, Alaba and Zeri were arraigned on a six-count charge by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

The judge, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, in his ruling, ordered Orubebe to produce one surety in like sum.

Adeniyi said that Orubebe’s surety must be a responsible Nigerian with evidence of three years tax payment and land property owner within the FCT.

He said Alaba and Zeri should produce one surety each in like sum, who must be an assistant directors in the civil service and a land owner within the courts jurisdiction.

The judge ordered that the sureties must depose to an affidavit of means.

Adeniyi said that Orubebe shall remain in the custody of ICPC until his bail conditions were met and adjourned the case till Nov. 10 for hearing.