The Federal High Court has dismissed charges brought against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe.
The court struck out the six-count charge brought against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over alleged complicity in a N1.97 billion contract fraud.
The Trial Justice, Olukayode Adeniyi discharged and acquitted the defendants, after the charge was withdrawn by the prosecution.
Meanwhile the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been granted a reprieve in a unanimous judgment by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
The case involves over a N100 million bank guarantee between the corporation and a service company, IPCO (Nigeria) Limited, in the construction of the Bonny Export Terminal Project in Port Harcourt,
The NNPC says the ruling discharged the company from the responsibility to sustain the additional security of $100 million in favour of IPCO.