Monday, February 27, 2012

Ibori Pleads Guilty In London

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori today pleaded guilty before a Southwark Crown Court in London where he was being tried on fraud and money laundering charges. Sahara Reporters reports that Ibori pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud, money laundering and corrutption charges before Judge Anthony Pitts.
Ibori’s guilty plea, it was learnt, has closed a chapter to a long judicial and political saga pertaining to his massive money laundering activities in his eight years as governor of one of Nigeria’s major oil producing states. Click to read more
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.
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 Ibori’s trial anymore saying, “Mr. Ibori has accepted the entirety of the prosecution’s case as it has always been set out.”
Investigations revealed that the British judicial system usually rewards an accused who did not waste the time of the court by admitting their crimes with a 30 percent reduction in prison sentence.
P.M.NEWS also gathered that in sentencing him to a jail term, the court will take into consideration the number of years spent in detention by the convict.
Ibori, who was arrested on May 12, 2010 in Dubai, it was gathered, will have the months spent in Dubai and London detention centres deducted from his overall jail term.
Source: PM News

15 comments:

  1. I hope he's getting his backside bashed in there. Once his term is over, they will deport him and strip him of his kpali (British by marriage.) I thought there was a report that Udoamaka was out? Can't feel sorry for them.

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  2. this man will serve jail term, go back to naija, have a thanks giving service and NTA will air it live!!!maybe he will have another political appointment or serve as the chairman of a board of some sort.

    I dont feel sorry for him....

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  3. i wl never feel sorry for Ibori @ all cause this guy was damn reckless wt his loots, i mean dang...u stole what belong to others and u dare flaunt lavishly....in short, u go tey like monkey for that cell and to his baby mama n yankie that got a bentley for giving him a boy, i hope he has put a lot of loot in ur a/c to continue wt ur xpensive lifestyle, u know how it s now, u no pay mortgage - u face foreclosure GBAM, oyinbo no send, craze people Nkoyo nko? prisoners dem

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  4. itsekiri's finest27 February, 2012 20:07

    bisola must be breathing a sigh of relief

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  5. Itsekiri's finest...............

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  6. lol @ itsekiri's finest! bisola no chop reach d type of money wey dem go dey find am, na senami his latest wife i dey pity, hope he left enuff for her sha, if not abuja men will help chop d one she has left!

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  7. lmao off @ the expose.

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  8. See his face CRIMINAL

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  9. Senami is convinced he's coming home before Christmas. And I don't know about Abuja but in Lagos when you see her at La Casa or Liquid, she's with this one broke ass guy forming big boy as part of her entourage never just them two, but its usually him.

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  10. So what happened to all the society whores Ibori was seeing. Surely thats not the only mistress.

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  11. Well all d society whores he was once screwing are part of d reasons he has a mugshot now init?

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  12. This guy enabled so many other guys. They will not be smiling at all!

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  13. LOOOOOOL...Senami is rocking away. James is coming back soon. haters gonna hate

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  14. Finally James Onanafe ibori....the building material thief at Bwari come credit card thief in London and finally oil money thief for Nigerdelta will now serve jail term for UK Jail....,Walachi this man suppose come serve for Gashua Prison!

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