Ibori must face trial for corruption in Nigeria, Appeal Court rules

 

A Court of Appeal sitting in Benin city the Edo state capital today May 15th ruled that former Delta state Governor James Ibori has a case to answer concerning allegations of financial impropriety and money laundering leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Judgement was unanimously given by a 3-man panel made up of Justice Ibrhahim Saulawa, Justices P. M Ekpe and H. A Barka.

This ruling comes six years after an Asaba Federal High Court Judge, Marcel Awokulehin, struck out all 170 count charges of money laundering earlier leveled against Mr. Ibori.

This means the ex-governor, who is currently serving jail term in the UK for money laundry, would face another trial when he returns to Nigeria after completing his jail term over there. 

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