James Ibori, a former Nigerian state governor jailed in Britain for corruption, is very likely to appeal against his conviction on the grounds that British police and lawyers involved in his case were themselves corrupt, a London court heard on Friday.
Ibori, who as governor of oil-producing Delta State from 1999 to 2007 became one of Nigeria’s richest and most powerful men, is serving a 13-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2012 to 10 counts of fraud and money-laundering.
While in office, […]
Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has launched an appeal against his conviction in London, following new evidence that some Policemen in Scotland Yard and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) covered up evidence of police corruption in his case.
According to a press statement by Tony Eluemunor, Head, Ibori’s Media Office, the defendants in the cases have submitted grounds of appeal to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division and the proceedings will not be litigated before the Court until 2017.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opposed a post-conviction bail application by former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Raymond Temisan Omatseye.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court in Lagos on May 20 sentenced him to a prison term of five years and dismissed him from public service for awarding contracts above threshold while in office. Omatseye, who is challenging the verdict, is praying the court to grant him bail pending the determination of his […]