Former Delta Governor Ibori To Face Trial For Money Laundering In Nigeria,...

Former Delta Governor Ibori To Face Trial For Money Laundering In Nigeria, Appeal Court Rules

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on May 16, 2014
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Former Delta governor, James Ibori in an undates photo

A court of appeal sitting in Edo state on Thursday, May 15, 2014 ruled that former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has a case to answer concerning allegations of financial impropriety and money laundering.

This ruling comes six years after Justice Marcel Awokulehin struck out all 170-count charge of money laundering preferred against Ibori by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The unanimous ruling by a three-man panel of Justices at the Benin Division of the court of appeal setting aside the ruling of Justice Awokulehin was delivered by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa and was supported by Justices P. M Ekpe and H. A Barka respectively.

This means the  former governor, who is currently serving jail term in Britain for money laundry, will face another trial when he returns to Nigeria

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