An investigation was ordered on Thursday by the House of Representative over the multi-billion naira mansion said to belong to Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe.
The house located at Mabushi in FCT, was said to have been constructed by SETRACO, a construction firm.
The House endorsed a motion by Mr. Odeneye Kehinde on the matter and resolved to probe the ownership of the property.
Anti-Corruption and Drug/Narcotics/Financial Crimes and Justice are the committees which have been directed to conduct investigation within 21 days and produce a report.
Kehinde noted that the Multi-billion naira mansion has been one of the issues dominating discussions lately in the country.
He expressed surprise that neither the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission nor the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission had considered the issue important for investigation.
A summary of the allegation runs thus:
“The minister is presently resident in a house at Mabushi District Abuja built and handed over to him by SETRACO, a construction company that doubles at his crony.”
He added,’The minister’s failure to declare the said house in his asset declaration form with Code of Conduct Bureau, is a case of perjury if established.
“The minister’s financial escapades and liaisons are in Dubai and other corruption shelters overseas.
“These weighty allegations were at first peremptorily rubbished and dismissed by the minister as handiwork of his detractors and some mischief-makers who were out for extortion.
“Since then, he has unfortunately laboured hard using the media to fault these revelations.”