The federal government has filed corruption charges against Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs.
The government, through the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), filed the charges against the former minister at a federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Abuja.
Orubebe is to be arraigned alongside Oludare Lawrence Alaba, Ephraim Towelde Zaki and Gitto Construction Limited on a five-count charge of corruption, perjury, and diversion of about N2bn meant for the dualisation of Section IV of the East-West Road.
Court documents obtained the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) indicate that contract for the construction of Section IV of the 50 kilometre East-West Road from Eket to Oron was first approved by the federal government in September 2006.
The case has not been assigned to any judge. However, it is likely to be handled by a vacation judge, the courts being on recess.