Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dubai to extradite Ibori to Britain

Former governor of Delta State James Ibori who was arrested in Dubai by Interpol on charges of siphoning millions of dollars of state assets is due to be extradited to Britain, a local newspaper reported yesterday.

Ibori, governor of Delta between 1999 and 2007, who was arrested in May, "will soon be extradited to London," Gulf News quoted a police source as saying.

Dubai police were not immediately available to confirm the report.

Ibori is charged with embezzling $290 million of public funds and money laundering while he was in office. An international arrest warrant was issued against the ex-governor who also faces corruption charges in Britain after the discovery of assets suspected to have been bought with stolen money.

On August 2, 2007, prosecutors made a successful "application of restraint" at Southwark Crown Court in London "in relation to worldwide assets worth 35 million dollars belonging to James Ibori," London police had said upon Ibori's arrest.

Daily Trust

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1 comment:

  1. Well its good to see justice being served. no one should be above the law, more so our lawmakers. High time! Its only the beginning..