London Money Laundering Trial: James Ibori, Victor Attah, Love Ojakovo, Henry Imashekka And David Edevbie Facing 25-Count Indictment

Clockwise: Love Ojakovo, James Ibori, Henry Imashekka, Obong Victor Attah and in the middle; David Edevbie and Chiedu Ebie
By SaharaReporters, New York

The  Crown Prosecution Service in the UK on Saturday filed money laundering and fraud charges against James Onanefe Ibori at the Westminster Magistrate court in London.

  The charges also featured some prominent Nigerians which include former Governor Victor Obong Attah of Akwa Ibom, David Edevbie, a former Principal Secretary to Umaru Yar'Adua, Love Ojakovo, a former commissioner of finance to Ibori and Henry Imashekka, a business associate of Ibori. These Nigerians are currently at large.

During the first court appearance only one charge was read to Ibori in court before he was remanded in prison.

Mr. Ibori, the erstwhile governor of Delta State, is now in Wandsworth prison category 'B' men's prison South west London after he successfully extradited to the UK on April 15 from the United Arab Emirates.

On 25 April 2010, Ibori fled Nigeria for Dubai to evade capture by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on similar charges but shortly after arriving to the UAE he was arrested by the interpol and handed over to the UAE police   in May 2010 at the request of the United Kingdom. The UK began extradition proceeding to bring him to trial in the UK in December 2011, he lost an appeal against his extradition to the U.K.

Ibori was born on 4 August 1958. He became the governor of Delta State from in May 1999 leaving on  May 29 2007 after spending eight years in office. For years, the man popular known as "Sheik", eluded the authorities in thee U. K. after they began investigating for graft running into  million of dollars in assets that belonged to Delta State. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission put the value of what Mr. Ibori stole at $290 million, but a Wikileaks cable recently disclosed that Ibori admitted to having up to $3.4 billion.

Already, Ibori’s sister, Christine Ibie-Ibori and his mistress, Udoamaka Okoronkwo, have been convicted for money laundering in the United Kingdom. They were each sentenced to five years in prison.  His wife, Theresa Ibori, was last year sentenced to between two- five years in prison for fraud and money laundering. His London lawyer, Mr. Bhadresh Gohil, was also sentenced to a 7-year term in prison for fraud and money laundering.

Below are the details of the charges facing Mr. Theresa Ibori

SCHEDULE OF OFFENCES

 
CHARGE ONE

Statement of Offence.

Conspiracy to Defraud, Contrary to Common Law

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of June 1999 and the 29th day of May 2007 conspired together with Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson and Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo) and others to defraud the Delta State Government, Nigeria, by dishonestly, among other matters,

(i)         being a party to an inflated price fraud in respect of the contract for the building of a sports track for the Delta State Government at the Oghara Stadium;

(ii)        being a party to the provision of an inflated invoice fraud in respect of the supply of vehicles to the Delta State Government;

(iii)      being a party to working for the private interests of Mr Onanefe Ibori whilst he was the Governor of Delta State whilst being paid by the Delta State Government.

 
CHARGE TWO

Statement of Offence.

Conspiracy to commit money laundering under section 93C(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of May 1999 and the 24th day of March 2003 conspired together with, Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo) and others to

(i)         conceal or disguise property which was, or in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, represented their proceeds of criminal conduct; or

(ii)        convert or transfer that property or remove it from the jurisdiction,

for the purposes of avoiding prosecution for an offence to which  Part Six of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 applies.

 
CHARGE THREE

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 93C(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of May 1999 and the 24th day of March 2003 together with Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson, Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo) and others:

(i)         concealed or disguised property which was, or in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, represented their proceeds of criminal conduct; or

(ii)        converted or transferred that property or removed it from the jurisdiction;

for the purpose of avoiding prosecution for an offence to which Part Six of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 applies.

 
CHARGE FOUR

Statement  of Offence.

Conspiracy to commit money laundering under section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori) between the 23rd day of March 2003 and the 30th day of May 2007 conspired together with, Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo), Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson and others to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer, or remove criminal property from the jurisdiction, knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or it represented such a benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE FIVE

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 23rd day of March 2003 and the 30th day of May 2007 together with Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo), Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson, and others, concealed, disguised, converted transferred, or removed criminal property from the jurisdiction knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly.

 

CHARGE SIX

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 23rd day of March 2003 and the 30th day of May 2007 together with Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo), Christine Omatie Ibori-Ibie, Adebimpe Folayinmi Pogoson, and others, entered into or became concerned in an arrangement, which he knew or suspected facilitated, by whatever means, the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of himself, James Onanefe Ibori.

 
CHARGE SEVEN

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 93C(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of January 2001 and the 31st day of December 2001 together with Theresa Nkoyo Ibori and others concealed or disguised property, namely a quantity of cash which was the proceeds of criminal conduct, or in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, represented the proceeds of criminal conduct by means of converting or transferring that cash into real property known as 7 Westover Hill, Hampstead, NW3 7VH for the purpose of avoiding prosecution for an offence to which Part Six of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 applies.

 CHARGE EIGHT

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 23rd day of March 2003 and the 31st day of December 2004, together with Theresa Nkoyo Ibori, Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo) and others concealed and disguised criminal property namely a quantity of cash by converting it into real property, namely Flat 36, Hunter Lodge, Admiral’s Walk, Harrow, London W9 3TQ knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE NINE

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of April 2005 and the 28th day of February 2007, together with Theresa Nkoyo Ibori, Bhadresh Babulal Gohil and others, entered into or became involved in an arrangement, namely using a client account of Arlingtons Sharmas Solicitors as the personal bank account of James Onanefe Ibori and Theresa Ibori, which they knew or suspected facilitated (by whatever means) the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property.

 
CHARGE TEN.

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of April 2005 and the 28th day of February 2007, together with Theresa Nkoyo Ibori, Bhadresh Babulal Gohil and others, concealed, disguised, converted transferred, or removed criminal property from the jurisdiction by using a client account of Arlingtons Sharmas solicitors as the personal bank account of James and Theresa Ibori, knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly

 
CHARGE ELEVEN

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of April 2005 and the 30th day of August 2005 together with Theresa Nkoyo Ibori, Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo), Bhadresh Babulal Gohil and others concealed and disguised criminal property namely a quantity of cash by converting it into real property, namely 42, Great Ground, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8FF, knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWELVE

Statement of Offence

MONEY LAUNDERING, contrary to section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of April 2005 and the 1st day of December 2007, on an occasion other than in Charge 9, together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil and others, entered into or became involved in an arrangement, namely an attempt to purchase a Challenger Jet aircraft from Bombadier Inc., which he knew or suspected facilitated (by whatever means) the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of himself, James Onanefe Ibori.

 
CHARGE THIRTEEN

Statement of Offence

MONEY LAUNDERING, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of April 2005 and the 1st day of December 2007, on an occasion other than in Charge 10, together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil and others, concealed, disguised, converted transferred, or removed criminal property from the jurisdiction in an attempt to purchase a Challenger Jet aircraft from Bombadier Inc., knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE FOURTEEN

Statement of Offence

MONEY LAUNDERING, contrary to section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of May 2003 and the 31st day of December 2005, on an occasion other than in Charge 6, together with Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo) and others, entered into or became involved in an arrangement, namely the management of corporate vehicles known as the Zircon Trust and Zeta Ltd, which he knew or suspected facilitated by whatever means the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of himself, James Onanefe Ibori.

 
CHARGE FIFTEEN,

Statement of Offence

MONEY LAUNDERING, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of May 2003 and the 31st day of December 2005, on an occasion other than in Charge 5, together with Udoamaka Onuigbo (also known as Okoronkwo)  and others, concealed, disguised, converted transferred, or removed criminal property from the jurisdiction through the use of corporate vehicles known as the Zircon Trust and Zeta Ltd, knowing or suspecting that the property constituted his benefit from criminal conduct, or that it represented such a benefit in whole or in part, and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE SIXTEEN

Statement of Offence.

Conspiracy to Defraud, Contrary to Common Law

Particulars of Offence.

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of September 2005 and the 1st day of January 2007  conspired together and with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, David Edevbie, Love Ojakovo, Professor Akpan Ekpo and others to defraud states within the Federation of Nigeria, namely Delta State and Akwa Ibom State, of sums representing part of the sale price resulting from the sale of shares owned by the said states in Vee Networks (Nigeria) Limited (trading as V Mobile) to Celtel (Nigeria) BV, and held in the names of their respective authorised ministries or agencies the said sums being paid to a company named African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors under an Exclusive Arranger Agreement to a total invoiced value in excess of  $37,000,000 United States.

 
CHARGE SEVENTEEN

Statement of Offence

Conspiracy to make false instruments contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 1st day of September 2005 and the 1st day of July 2006 conspired together and with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Professor Akpan Ekpo, James Onanefe Ibori, David Edevbie, Love Ojakovo and others to make false instruments, namely letters and other documents which purported to be made on dates or otherwise in circumstances in which they were not made, in relation to alleged services provided by African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors in relation to the sale of shares by Delta State in Vee Networks (Nigeria)  Limited (trading as V Mobile),  with the intention that they or another should use the said letters and documents to induce somebody to accept them as genuine and by reason of so accepting to do, or not to do, some act to his own prejudice or that of any other person.

 
CHARGE EIGHTEEN

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann between the 15th  day of April 2006  and the 9th day of September 2009 entered into or became concerned in an arrangement which they knew or suspected facilitated (by whatever means) the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of another person or persons, namely the use of the company African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors as a front to receive and launder on behalf of another person sums paid to it under the terms of an Exclusive Arranger Agreement, up to an invoiced total in excess of $37,000,000 United States dollars, in relation to the sale of shares owned by Delta State and Akwa Ibom State in Vee Networks (Nigeria) Limited to Celtel (Nigeria) BV on or after the 15th April 2006.

 
CHARGE NINETEEN

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori, between the 15th day of April 2006 and the 9th day of September 2009,  together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, Henry Imasekha and others concealed, disguised, converted and transferred criminal property, using the company African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors as a front or vehicle, knowing or suspecting that that sum constituted the benefit from criminal conduct of himself and / or another person, or that it represented such benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWENTY

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori on or about the 22nd day of June 2006 together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, Henry Imasekha and others concealed, disguised, converted and transferred criminal property, namely the sum of  $11,400,000 United States dollars being a purported loan from African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors to a company named Brookes Aviation Limited, they knowing or suspecting that that sum constituted the benefit from criminal conduct himself and / or another person, or that it represented such benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWENTY-ONE

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori on or about the 19th day of September 2006 together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, Henry Imasekha and others concealed, disguised, converted and transferred criminal property, namely the sum of  $3,780,000 United States dollars being a purported loan from African Development Finance  Limited to a company named FE Samuels, they knowing or suspecting that that sum constituted the benefit from criminal conduct of himself and / or another person, or that it represented such benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWENTY-TWO

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori on or about the 18th day of December 2006 together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, Henry Imasekha and others concealed, disguised, converted and transferred criminal property, namely the sum of  $10,000,000 United States dollars being a purported loan from African Development Finance  Limited to a company named Ascot Offshore (Nigeria) Limited, they knowing or suspecting that that sum constituted the benefit from criminal conduct of himself and / or another person, or that it represented such benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWENY-THREE

Statement of Offence.

Money laundering, contrary to section 327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori on or about the 4th day of January 2007 together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann, Victor Attah, Henry Imasekha and others concealed, disguised, converted and transferred criminal property, namely the sum of  $790,000 United States dollars being a purported loan from African Development Finance  Limited to a company named Clanbrassil Nominees Limited, they knowing or suspecting that that sum constituted the benefit from criminal conduct of himself and / or another person, or that it represented such benefit in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly.

 
CHARGE TWENTY-FOUR

Statement of Offence.

Attempting to commit money laundering, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981

Particulars of Offence

James Onanefe Ibori between the 15th April 2006 and the 9th September 2009 together with Bhadresh Babulal Gohil, Lambertus De Boer, Daniel Benedict McCann and others attempted to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property by means of the sale of the assets of the company African Development Finance Limited or its predecessors to another company vehicle, on terms which would represent a gross undervaluation of those assets to a legitimate company.

 
CHARGE TWENTY-FIVE

Statement of offence.

Obtaining a property transfer by deception, contrary to section 15A of the Theft Act 1968.

Particulars of offence.

James Onanefe Ibori, on or about the 4th day of February 1999 dishonestly obtained for himself or another a money transfer from SunBank Mortgages PLC in the sum of £157,500 being a loan by way of mortgage in respect of the property known as Flat 23, 20 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 by deception, namely by making false representations, among others, that:

(i)        His date of birth was 4 August 1958;

(ii)       He was self employed at Diat Newspapers, 61, Queen Street, Jabo, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria, established there for 10 years;

(iii)     He had not had any County Court judgments entered against him; and

(iv)     He had not failed to keep up with payments on mortgages, rent or loan agreements.

 

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KkGissaEzXqDo

Wait, I cnanot fathom it being so straightforward.

US Intervention into Nigeria corruption

United States has kept quite in all these corruption cases in Nigeria..why?? Most of these corrupt Nigerian politicians travel freely to and from US without any fear of prosecution. It is about time the US Govt actively support efforts of EFCC in stopping the destruction of Nigeria as a society by present and past Government officials.

Fraudulent Ibori and Co

Sorry, you are missing the point. The offences were commited in the UK.If proven and conviction obtained, then, Nigerian government through bilateral agreements can request the laundered money be repatriated to Nigeria.

I believe double jeopardy should aspply in this instance, on completion of their jail terms in the UK , they should come back to Nigeria and face our law courts as well.

It's shame though that this things were allowed to happen in Nigeria. Maybe, when death sentence is introduced for corruption, then the stealing and looting would stop.

intresting!

I just have one question and can someone answer me, after this wh
ole trial , where those d money go d brithish govt or nigerian govt
Cos I heard but dnt know if its true- The sale from d seized houses
In d uk goes to d uk govt on auction sale?? I support dis trial if everything gose
Back to nigeria, well if it doesn't I see why d brithish govt are
Intrested in this case and nigeria govt are big FOOLS. Anoda question
Thses pple dnt dey have houses in the US, cos I hear nothing from
d US govt, hmmmmmmm

FAKE ANONYMOUS

I agree that you must be a fake and anonymous person. Could you put your name where your lies are so we can discuss on points of law.
The Tinubu Certificate issue could not have been clear to you I believe. I am not BAT's spokes person but your incoherent attack on his person his highly mis-informed. The revealed truth was that the person that filled BaT's INEC form there and then had mistakingly filled a wrong name, ie Chicago State University for University of Chocago. These Universities exists but differently. Just take the case of University of Lagos and Lagos State University.
Mind you, the same BAT was the best African student of his set. He used the same Business Admin. & Audit Certificate to get a plum job in Shell USA. May be you just choose to be mischievous.
I'm not supporting anything near corruption. EFCC knows its job and there investigation is in continum.
Don't put sentiment when next you postulate.
Thanks.

re ibori and company

What is Jonathan waiting for before extraditing Love Ojakovo , Edevwie Davide etc to London. These people are bragging with their illgotten wealth in Delta State whike the state stench of poverty. Emma Uduaghan pretends that he is not aware of the theft which he supervised as SSG. In a civilized clime the character Emma would be scorned like a lepper, but he is gunning for Governor a second tine to complet the loot

Ibori Omo OLE

Your Efcc rubbish! den no be people way de run am! make then employ the British Government to do the work for them.

Weep not for Ibori,EFCC should be blamed.

Ibori one of those stunting the growth of Nigeria has been trapped,but his big brother,former drug merchant in the USA now a political kingpin/AlCapone of ACN, is still walking the streets of Nigeria boasting and saying yes they claim I stole Govt money,but where is their proof or evidence quoted Bola Ahmed Tinubu.The gamot of financial criminality committed by BAT on the wealth and the people of Lagos State,Ibori's case would be a child's play.
This present EFCC has compromised in agreeing and colluding with likes of Attahs,Bola Ahmed Tinubu - a cetificate forger,Igbinedons,Orji Uzo Kalus,OBJs to discontinue prosecuting these looters who would meet their waterloo one day.CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY!

Weep not for Ibori,EFCC should be blamed.

Ibori one of those stunting the growth of Nigeria has been trapped,but his big brother,former drug merchant in the USA now a political kingpin/AlCapone of ACN, is still walking the streets of Nigeria boasting and saying yes they claim I stole Govt money,but where is their proof or evidence quoted Bola Ahmed Tinubu.The gamot of financial criminality committed by BAT on the wealth and the people of Lagos State,Ibori's case would be a child's play.
This present EFCC has compromised in agreeing and colluding with likes of Attahs,Bola Ahmed Tinubu - a cetificate forger,Igbinedons,Orji Uzo Kalus,OBJs to discontinue prosecuting these looters who would meet their waterloo one day.CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY!

IBORI UK CHARGES

The current progress on fugitive Ibori's case is very welcome. Let our weak EFCC try and follow the trial closely when it starts in the UK. No expense should be spared to repatriate every Kobo of the loot to the good people of Delta State who sore need it.

It bothers me that a young man like Ex Governor Ibori could hate his people so much as to clear their common wealth almost completely! What was the kleptomaniac bastard son of the Niger Delta going to do with $3.2billion in a land notorious for its endemic poverty? So this is how the South South governors convert their derivation funds meant for the special needs of the region to their personal CHOP MONEY!!!

Where were the militants during the years when the Ibori, Odili,ATtah Lucky I,Allams and now Uduaghan locusts consumed the store houses of the Niger Delta?

Sorry mate, I meant to reply to somebody else!

Sorry brover, the prior msg was meant for another post who reasoned exactly opposite the way U do. cheers...

U r a failed human!

You are failed my dear. I pity people who openly reason like you. Pity.

Thieves!

I had thought that former governor Victor Attah of AKS was a SAINT as his supporters would want us to believe. Shame on you ethnic bigots!

Strange journalism

Haba, SR, Why bring in Obong Attah in a report that has no bearing with him? From the headline, you gave the impression that Attah was in the dock facing charges but the story showed something different. If you are reporting about James Ibori, why do you want to bring in another man whose integrity has never been in doubt. This kind of journalism is very strange.

Ibori and family should be free by Nigeria Government.

Ibori is d only man that can see from afar please let him have, His freedom. Let him leave as a human,God is the forgiver of sin , not man or woman.

Ibori and family should be free by Nigeria Government.

Ibori is d only man that can see from afar,please let him have. His freedom. Let him leave as a human,God is the forgiver of sin , not man or woman.

If followership says that

If followership says that short term gains are preferable to long term development and sustainable gain, then the followership has a serious problem. However, leadership is elected to represent the masses; to represent the electorate and, therefore, the primary blame and responsibility lies with the leadership. The leadership is supposed to show example"

If followership says that

If followership says that short term gains are preferable to long term development and sustainable gain, then the followership has a serious problem. However, leadership is elected to represent the masses; to represent the electorate and, therefore, the primary blame and responsibility lies with the leadership. The leadership is supposed to show example"

some will conclude that what

some will conclude that what we need in this country is a youth leader. Are these not the same youth whom the country will be handed over to who open their mouth and says why should London punish ibori for being an internationally acclaimed looter? no wonder some said they voted someone bcs of the way his name sound while another say bcs he come from a tribe and other bcs of his religion etc. I can truly agree with Prof Soyinca's submission while he was asked If the problem of Nigeria is Leadership Or followership. He said "It is a mixture of both. If the followership continues to tolerate the incompetence of their leaders and vote them back in power, then followership also has a problem.

HOLY POPES BE CAREFUL

Whilst I am not holding brief for Ibori, let those that are claiming to be Popes examine themselves. How much have gone under the carpet without approval in your own office, place of work, home, community or family?
Be not decieved, God is not mocked whatever you sow, you will reap. But my advise to those that cannot do without stealing, please keep the monies in our country, because when these people take it, they label it proceeds of crime, and it never finds its way back home.

Billionaire

With a loot of $3.7Billion, Ibori is one of the richest men in the world. In this age were the numbers of billionaires are deteriorating, it is amazing a Nigerian government official was able to amass a wealth of up to $3Billion. I wonder if any development occurred in the state at all. Infact, Ibori could probably pay all Delta State indigenes $1million each. This Ibori's case has opened my eye. I now wonder how many Nigerians would top the Forbes list for richest men in the world.

It takes a Thief to make such a comment

You should be ashame to expose yourself by the comment you have made. It takes a great thief to say what you have just said. One day the law will caught you

A Question????

After his jail sentence which he is sure to serve, is he going home with all the billions of dollars stolen from the Delta State government??? What about all his fixed assets; houses both in Nigeria and abroad, his cars and all the stolen stuff?

Mthinks this man should be stripped of ALL as a veritable lesson to the other thieves still in government, other wise it will be business as usual.

@ojo

this Nation is in total confusion, because the people are useless and unreasonable.

facing the law

What a failed nation!

People of Nigeria,
We have completely lost our values as a people, regardless of whichever tribe religion, exposure or class. Clearly we lost vision, determination, self-pride, dignity, honour from meritorious service and most importantly, the fear of God. What is the difference between Ibori and a leader that would lie to his people? Is there any difference between a robber and election rigger? We need to begin to accept the fact that our trampled cultural values and quick-rich orientation deserve immediate repair. The people of Nigeria need national cleasing spiritually, emotionally and phsycologically. Agreed, Ibori, Alams, OBJ ATKU, and the likes have failed this country in one way or the other, nevertheless, the responsibility to re-engineer our present and future is in our hands. Be faithful, sincere, upright, genuine, and dedicated to your vision. You are simply what you make people! God bless Nigeria.

FRON NIGERIA MAN

the uk dont have the right to arrest him the uk government should my there business.there are a lot in nigeria do down him they should go and arrested them first

Re: Ibori

There are a thousand and one corrupt government officiials that are suppose to be in this same situation. EFCC has disappointed Nigerians by not working at all. EFCC should start bringing out the files of looters in Nigeria. The files are in EFCC office, why is it not procecuting theose people. Where  are the files for Peter Odili, Lucky Igbinedion, Ojiuzor Kalu, and even the current governors, ministers and commissioners? 

 

EFCC wake up to your responsibilities. Nigerians have become very disappointed with you. Or are the EFCC official busy relooting the loots that  had been recovered? EFCC!   EFCC!!   EFCC!!!, you are sleeping and have become a toothless bulldog, GEJ please draft  Lamido Sanusi to head EFCC. Let hime do what he did in the banking sector. He is a courageous man and only Nigerian that have proved his worth. GEJ, please do this for Nigerian, and we will not forget you.

Thiefchieftain Ibori

Preye, who are you to say "I know for sure that there is no way GEJ will bend the rule for Ibori"? What gives you the authority to make such assertion? Get it into your bone head. It is because of the gullibility of such people as yourself that Nigeria is mered in the rubbish it is in right now. So shut you mouth. Goodluck Jonathan and Ibori the london thief are all and the same. Including Buhari of the petroleum trust fund fame and all the cocaine dealers in ACN. They know themselves!

ibori should be locked up forever

ibori should be locked up forever,how can a man steal that amount of money from a state,his accomplice should be brought to book,wherever ibori is prosecuted is none of our business,thank God we deltans have finally gotten justice,his brother should take note because he will be joining him real soon.
Well SR for your good works.

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