James Ibori Ex-governor reportedly re-arrested in UK

Ibori was released on January 22, 2016, after completing his jail term at Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, United Kingdom.

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Former Delta State governor, James Ibori, who was just released from a London prison, has reportedly been rearrested.

Ibori was released on January 22, 2016, after completing his jail term at Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, United Kingdom.

According to PM News, the ex-governor was re-arrested over fresh charges bordering on the confiscation of his assets, which were estimated at about 250million pounds. It was reported that hearing would commence on the case in June.

READ: ‘I don’t have loot anywhere in the world,’ Ibori replies AGF

The 57-year-old politician had been jailed for using UK financial institutions to launder hundreds of millions of pound sterling believed to have been stolen from Delta State while he served as governor.

He was first arrested on May 13, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, before he was later jailed.

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