As SaharaReporters indicated last night, former governor James Onanefe Ibori, 48, was formerly charged in London today at the City of Westminster's magistrate court.
The two-time Delta State governor, who was extradited to the United Kingdom yesterday from the United Arabs Emirate, was slammed with 25 counts of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy, but only one of the charges was read in court today.
During the session, Ibori's lawyer, Jonathan Akinsanya, did not apply for bail perhaps because the court already knew that the former Delta State was a high level flight risk who would try to skip bail.
Ibori was remanded and sent to Wandsworth Prison in London. His next appearance will be on April 28th, 2011 at the Southwark Crown Court, the same venue where his accomplices were tried for similar offices. They got five years each.