Update: James Ibori Arrives In London, Held At London Heathrow Detention Facility
* Ibori to appear in court on Saturday (tomorrow) - Scotland Yard.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, (THEWILL) – A London police spokesperson has just confirmed to THEWILL that Chief James Onanefe Ibori is being held at a London Heathrow detention facility after he was successfully extradited from the UAE to London today.
Explaining further, another spokesperson Anthony Bell of the Home Office wrote in an email to THEWILL saying; “We can confirm that today, James Ibori, has been successfully extradited to the UK from the UAE.
“The charges on which the extradition of Mr Ibori has been sought include money laundering; conspiracy to commit money laundering; attempting to commit money laundering; conspiracy to defraud; conspiracy to make false instruments; and obtaining property transfer by deception.
“This is now a judicial matter and we do not propose to comment any further.”
Chief James Ibori, who was out of prison custody on bail was rearrested on Thursday night, processed and extradited to London in the company of London Metropolitan Police operatives.
The former Delta State Governor is accused of money laundering and misappropriation of funds belonging to the government of Delta State while he was governor between 1999 and 2007.
A London court had previously convicted Chief Ibori's accomplices in the crime.