• Ibori to regain freedom in December

    Ibori to regain freedom in December

    According to reports, the former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, will become a free man in December, after spending half of his jail term in prisons in the United Kingdom.

    Ibori was jailed for money laundering offences by Southwark Crown court in 2012.

    But it was not clear whether he will immediately return home because of a legal proceedings concerning the confiscation of his assets worth tens of millions of dollars, were unresolved.

    They were supposed to have been resolved years […]

  • Ibori seeks independent investigation over trial

    Ibori seeks independent investigation over trial

    A former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, who is serving a jail term in a London prison over corrupt practices, has appealed against his conviction, calling for an independent investigation.

    Ibori, who denied that a British court had upheld his conviction, also detailed revelations of alleged police corruption and non-disclosure in the case.

    According to a statement signed by his media aide, Tony Eluemunor, yesterday, the argument that the British National Crime Agency (NCA) has confirmed that police officers, working […]

  • Ibori appeals conviction following new cover up evidence against British Police

    Ibori appeals conviction following new cover up evidence against British Police

    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.

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  • AGF to reopen Ibori, 30 former governors’ corruption cases

    AGF to reopen Ibori, 30 former governors’ corruption cases

    Fresh troubles may be ahead of some former governors as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abukakar Malami, is set to reopen corruption cases for which they were earlier investigated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.

    Sources in the ICPC confirmed on Monday that the commission had, last week, received a letter from the office of the AGF, giving the anti-graft agency a directive to that effect.

    Some of the ex-governors, according to […]

  • Anti-corruption coalition: Dariye, Ibori and 58 other Nigerians may lose UK assets

    Anti-corruption coalition: Dariye, Ibori and 58 other Nigerians may lose UK assets

    Fresh facts emerged yesterday that more than 60 top Nigerians may lose assets and cash laundered in the United Kingdom.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon submit a list of those convicted, under probe, the fleeing suspects and those watch-listed to the relevant agencies in the UK.

    The UK was said to be in custody of over £40 million stolen funds recovered from some Nigerian government officials in 2008.

    This is apart from about £22.5million recovered from the Island of […]