Nigeria: Ibori Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering In London Court

Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud, money laundering and corruption charges before a Southwark Crown Court in London.

Mr. Ibori’s guilty plea 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 state.

Mr. 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 national.

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 Mr. Ibori’s trial anymore saying, ” Mr. Ibori has accepted the entirety of the prosecution’s case as it has always been set out.”

More details later.


  1. abduol Reply

    Abeg live this guy alone was he the only criminal to have misappropriated government money what about kure of niger state,saraki of kwara,ibrahim the most stupid,abdullah adamu nasarawa and the useless of them babangida aliyu niger state

  2. Aminu Reply

    All this pple u ar mentioning were never criminals in their tender ages. They learned fraud nd curruption after engaging themselves in politics bt that idiot was a thief right 4rm the onset so re-address ur point…….

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