I wasn’t guilty of corruption in 2012 even though I was convicted – Ibori

TVC E. Former Governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has filed a full appeal in the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction. Vanguard reports that a statement from Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said Mr Ibori’s counsel informed the Southwark London court on Friday March 17, 2017, that they have filed the appeal on Ibori’s behalf. As a result, the court then indefinitely adjourned the on-going proceedings concerning the second confiscation hearing. The original three-week confiscation hearing before Judge Pitts in September 2013 was unable to make any finding of theft from the Delta State. The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has, since February 2016 been undertaking a mammoth disclosure exercise and so far substantial material evidencing the police corruption and misconduct has been disclosed. Recall that Ibori was released from prison on December 21, 2016 upon a UK court order. He was sentenced by a United Kingdom court to...

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