Ibori Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charges In London Court

James Onanefe Ibori
By SaharaReporters, New York

Former governor James Onanefe Ibori of Delta State today entered a guilty plea before a Southwark Crown Court in London where he was being tried on fraud and money laundering charges. Ibori pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud, money laundering and corruption charges before judge Anthony Pitts.

Mr. Ibori's guilty plea  has closed a chapter to a long judicial and political saga pertaining to his massive money laundeering activities in his eight years as governor of one of Nigeria's major oil producing state.

Mr. Ibori faces up to 10 years in UK prison during sentencing, which will take place after the completion of the trial of his accomplice and financial advisor, Elias Preko, a Ghanaian national.

Today the judge ordered that the remaining charges would remain on file.

In a short submission, Crown Prosecution Service lawyer, Sasha Wass, QC said the prosecution does not seek to go ahead with Mr. Ibori's trial anymore saying, " Mr. Ibori has accepted the entirety  of the prosecution's case as it has always been set out"

More details to come...

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Ibori trial

Is he the only Nigerian who stole money from naija to England? What about others?

Ibori trial

Is he the only Nigerian who stole money from naija to England? What about others?

Ibori, actually did well

Ibori, actually did well compare to Uduaghan in every aspect of governance. Uduaghan should be stoned to death after his tenure. He should be ashamed of himself for not even assisting his own people rather making his immediate family alone to be rich.
Uduaghan, your own is coming. Just enjoy while it last.

Judiciary is a joke in naija

Ibori is a nice person with is development strides in delta knows no bound uduagan d current governor is worst than satan itself,i wish ibori uhuru when he returns

Ibori plead gulity

they should please forgive him for the crime,even when they pick the stone to stone the woman in the bible just because of her sin but Jesus forgive her sins and she change, please do the same so he could change and repent given his life to Jesus;... plead................may God what him to change.

Ogbes death will never go in

Ogbes death will never go in vain!!!!! The ibori...uduaghan dynasty including the state police comissioner will one day answer to the great people of delta state and nigeria...uduaghan has no business in that office after him and his brother ibori have used corruption and bribes to deprive GREAT OGBORU AND DR. EMELUE the true election winners and the favored true leaders of the great state of delta. The judge on the ex-convict trial of ibori should be brought to trial for collecting bribe and depriving delta state her true blessings. The greed displayed by this judge has caused deltans years of loss as far as development...warri is now a ghost town and asaba is a total joke with its toy airport............The day WE the people of delta will stand up against all these political thieves will come....e go ruffffff!!!!! LONG LIVE DELTA...LONG LIVE NIGERIA....and efcc...make devil bend una neck..

Ogbes death will never go in

Ogbes death will never go in vain!!!!! The ibori...uduaghan dynasty including the state police comissioner will one day answer to the great people of delta state and nigeria...uduaghan has no business in that office after him and his brother ibori have used corruption and bribes to deprive GREAT OGBORU AND DR. EMELUE the true election winners and the favored true leaders of the great state of delta. The judge on the ex-convict trial of ibori should be brought to trial for collecting bribe and depriving delta state her true blessings. The greed displayed by this judge has caused deltans years of loss as far as development...warri is now a ghost town and asaba is a total joke with its toy airport............The day WE the people of delta will stand up against all these political thieves will come....e go ruffffff!!!!! LONG LIVE DELTA...LONG LIVE NIGERIA....and efcc...make devil bend una neck..

Ibori

Thank you for accepting your guilt it is courageous for a man to accept guilt thanks again. why did you do what you did? Many might have died of hunger while you playing the money game. Try to bear the pain of the prison. May the Lord grant you the strength to suffer what you created.

9ja judiciary in shambles

odili can not be arrested even though he is worse than Ibori in d business of corruption. Have you forgotten that the wife is one of those judges presiding over corrupt judicial system and process in Nigeria currently. 4 ur info, she is one d supreme court judges now, so EFCC would b a toothless bulldog to Odili. That is 9ja 4u. God help us.

nageria; a great nation.

why would you want to come backe to the same hell a 2nd time. how can you be so proud of one of the most currupt nations on earth. what exactly are you so proud of. looted national money, currupt governors, oil headquarters in the north which does not have a drop of oil, wasted money on pipe lines from warri to kaduna, money that could have built a good road for all to use including the oil tankers that could carry the oil to the north, growing up as a child we had electricit with few interruptions, now i'm almost sixty and still no reliable electricity, the list goes on. now all your shameless politicians are running to ghana, so brother tell me what are so proud of, and what is so great about nigeria?

MAKE DEM BRING THE MONEY BACK TO WHO

My brother sha u don finish u talk and say make dem transfer the looyed fund back to the poor people of Delta state. Who go then receive em na the current thief wey he dey there, then sorry cos the money go go back to Ibori. But I rerally raise my cap to salute the boldness of the British authorities and shame to our judicial, let NJC stop chasing shadow against salami and see to it that those judges who handled Ibori's case, I mean the exconvict case and the fruad cases should be persecuted

Nigerian judiciary

The Nigerian judiciary is desroying nigeria with bad judgement,they are the most corrupt in Nigria today with the type of judgement in the election tribunals reveals it.

IBORI OLE, THIEF, BARAWO,

IBORI OLE, THIEF, BARAWO, 419,...
PLS CAN SOMEONE HELP ME TO COMPLETE THIS ENDLESS ADJECTIVES TO QUALIFY ONE OF THE GREAT KLEPTOCRAT OF OUR TIME.

MAKE DEM TRANSFER ALL THE MONEY BACK TO THE PEOPLE WEY GET MONEY O, i.e THE DELTA PEOPLE

IBORI IS A SHAMELESS, GREEDY AND WICKED POLITICIAN.

NGERIA WE HAIL THEE.

EFCC pls arrest Odili

EFCC pls arrest Odili,he is the real and biggest thief working freely in the country.He stole more than Ibori,why you allowing him to work free.

Please Name and Shame

Kindly list names of political leaders both past and present that should be on our watch list here so we can keep an eye out for them on entering into the UK.

This will greatly assist us in extending the long arm of the law against corrupt politicians and businessmen.

Thank YOU

From Siren to Cell.

The jail sentence of all mighty James Onanaefe Ibori should be a lesson to his accomplice.The little boy who front for him on the sales of stolen Crud oil and other negative activities AYERI AMAMI and the present governor of Delta state.EMMA UDUAGHAN who assisted Ibori when he was on seat to transfer some funds out of Nigeria.

The killing of CHIEF OGBE ONOKPITE by AYIRI AMAMI,THE STATE POLICE COMMISSIONER AND DELTA STATE GOVERNOR EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN is one case that will come up unexpectedly.

We are waiting for the Emmanuel Oduaghan term in office to complete before we strick.Emmanuel will be drag on the street of Warri tied to a truck.

His time for justice is coming.
Stephen Ahmed Barrack

Nigeria; a great Nation.

Many people must have been bastardising the name of our beloved country in one way or the order but l must factually note this to everyboby that if l am still coming to this world the second time , l will still come to NIGERIA cos it is a great nation inspite the fact that some prominent rich men detates what should be acertained both in and outside the country. It is not Nigeria that is bad but the people. They want the poor people not to make it like them that re rich. Thank God that their secrect is coming out gradually. Be that as it may, i am still proud to be a Nigerian any day and any time.

His thieving cousin is next

His thieving cousin who is presently in Government house plundering Delta State wealth is next on queue. Yes "make una dey chop the money" but the day of retribution is coming!

WE ARE COMING FOR MORE OF YOU

We are leveraging a new directive from Scotland Yard to interrogate every political prominence coming into the UK henceforth.

The United Kingdom will not tolerate being used as a medium to tunnel ill gotten wealth that might potentially fund terrorism and we will be posting our agenda on the Scotland Yard website shortly.

Please be warned.

Let all politicians see Ibor's case i as a lesson

Nigeria is a place where people that torment Nigerians for their own selfish interest believe that masses will just make noise and later queit. Forgeting that God is watching them.Either we like it or not,we will reap what we soul

The Snake you refuse to kill today will turn to bite you tomorro

Deltans has suffered enough in the hands of two brothers called Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, Ibori developed Delta State in-spite of the looting but Governor Uduaghan has nothing to show neither does he has any developmental plans for Delta State. Again, they both stood against our Son Goodluck Jonathan from becoming the acting president but God disappointed them. Emmanuel Udughans also applied much effort to frustrate GEJ from becoming the President in the Pre-PDP primary Elections. I think that a wise thinking Government will not allow such criminals to continue to steel, lute and destroy the destiny of our Un-bone children of Delta State. What will GEJ tell deltans when he completes his tenure with such criminal as Governor of Delta state. If GEJ can fix beyalsa State, why not fix Delta State. I wish to advice that the snake you refuse to kill today will turn to bite u tomorrow. A word of advice for GEJ.

Ibori and money laundering

I can't believe Ibori went scot free in Nigeria, only to be convicted by a court in the UK. It means the common man has no justice except the rich. So if UK had not pursued the case to its fullest, he will be running the streets of Nigeria freely while someone who steals 1000 Naira to feed will go to jail. How unfair.

Joseph

Shame to you Joseph, Nigeria is not your country, if it is you will not be claim that nigeria is a shameless country... its the people in it that make it this way!!!

Im proud to be Nigerian and l hope Ibori feel the coming heat when he finish his sentence in UK as it will be nice to face another one in Nigeria when he finish the one here.

But from my own view to what you said its Ibori that is a shameless guy not the country so please get your fact right!!!

Sin way be forgiven

If it comes from a remorseful heart God can forgive him. However he is then expctd to bring the rest of his loot. What is happening now is an act of God.

@joseph

If you know you ARE ashamed of your country Nigeria, all you need to do is pick up a KNIFE and KILL yourselve. May i remind you that your father and father's father sweated for the country you are ashamed of, it is people like you who move around looking for the quickest way to make money in this country that you are ashamed of. There is Time For EVERY THING.

nigeria judicial system is corrupt

shame on the judicial system in Nigeria ,this means all the judgement passed in delta election is injustice, b cos the system is corrupt and only the corrupt wins,this is a lesson to the judicial system and a vote of incompetency.this is a warning to uduagan that if the so-call odidgborigbo can plead guilty that his own day is coming cos his he master planner and his embarking on a journey he doesn't know the destination but i think the destination is jail cos he is criminal master of election rigging

@Comrade (Engr) IGBINI ODAFE

@Comrade (Engr) IGBINI ODAFE EMMANUEL,
Is your comradeship based on socialist principles?
Did you actually have a degree in Engineering?
Do you truly believe there is value in probity and justice despite your facile claim of: 'The First and only Nigerian to voluntarily submit to EFCC and ICPC for probe'?

As long as people like you argue the way you do, and aspire to leadership position in Nigeria, we are doomed. Read Proverbs 10:15,16 -

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,
but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

The wages of the righteous is life,
but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

This is a natural law.

Why should Goodluck, holding a responsible position, boldly flout the law by not declaring his asset as stipulated by the constitution? Nigeria will continue to rely on foreign countries to bring justice to these inhumane characters like Ibori and a host of day light official robbers that clutch unto political positions.

An indictment of the Nigerian Judiciary

Bravo to the British Judiciary for helping the Nigerian masses and being able to convict a crook set free by the so-called CORRUPT and discredited Nigerian Judiciary. Even, the current Delta State Governor sent emissary to London to help Ibori when he knew how full this man's cup is. The Nigeria Bar Association should be concerned because it has brought their profession into disrepute. I think NBA should purge those corrupt Judges by evaluating their records and grading them for the whole world to see. In schools, Professors are graded and that help put a check on their excesses. It was corrupt Judge that set him free because money talks in Nigeria.

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