Breaking News: Ibori pleads guilty to money laundering charges (Page 5)

Date: 27-02-2012 1:50 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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- otagermo at 27-02-2012 10:26 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 27-02-2012 09:22 PM
black baboon, he might be better than your own father , but certainly not any of those you mention, senseless and useless e-goat
in what way
kanda mouth...........dis mess wey you dey swallow everyday don really cause much damages in your brain..........your own hardship is out of control to the level i com dey make you dey talk without control........nigerians are talking and an old chadian fool like  you  is also talking.......cant you see how the real muslims are bussy going on a suicide mission everyday........your here making an emty noise everyday.......abandon old fake muslim bingo...........you need to brush those gworo teeth of yours first b4 you infect people around you...............dead bodi. Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:26 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dannydaniel at 27-02-2012 10:30 PM (10 years ago)
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MY God this is smth els
 
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:30 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- kalven at 27-02-2012 10:35 PM (10 years ago)
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please can someone tell me what is the problem
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:35 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ZION7ZION at 27-02-2012 10:47 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: kalven on 27-02-2012 10:35 PM
please can someone tell me what is the problem

NP, una too much, see as somebody weh deh another planet deh view una site. Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:47 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Prinzce at 27-02-2012 10:53 PM (10 years ago)
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I call that judicial process. It creates power that brings about equity, fairness and justice
It`s a "foreigner" just like science
Unfortunately Nigeria rejects everything with foreign label appart from bomb, Black berry and "yahoo"

Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:53 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- otagermo at 27-02-2012 10:55 PM (10 years ago)
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there is time for everything...........he will regret being a politician...........by the time he will serve his ten years finish............his A*#S will hate him more than snake............there in the prison...his is going to meet the hard core criminals that will use their prick to desvirgine that his dirty ass for the second time...........political criminals..
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:55 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Prinzce at 27-02-2012 10:57 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: mitaly002 on 27-02-2012 07:47 PM
make una leave that ma alone!!!!!!!!! all of una wey dey talk rubbish here na thief una be. na una all put me to cry like this so
Posted: at 27-02-2012 10:57 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Aknankanan at 27-02-2012 11:22 PM (10 years ago)
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if to say people dey look face b4 they vote,they go no se voting 4 big eye ball guy like this thief can never be a way out,see how he dey look like aja mi lokpa..! Angry Angry ole!! barawo! onofia!! thief!! na 4 jail u go rust.idiot big eye ball like u dey play smart!!
Posted: at 27-02-2012 11:22 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- wilat at 27-02-2012 11:29 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ebonycuck on 27-02-2012 09:41 PM
the BBC's account is even better:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17181056

James Ibori: How a thief almost became Nigeria's presidentBy Andrew Walker
 
The story of how James Ibori went from convicted thief in London in the 1990s, to become governor of a wealthy oil-producing Nigerian state and then to a British prison is a remarkable one.

It is the story of a wily political operator, backing the right political horses and shifting allegiances when expedient.

Given slightly different circumstances, according to one observer, it could have seen Ibori in the presidential villa rather than a British jail cell.

Ibori's defence in the face of allegations had always been that he had a successful business career and had made money independent of government.

But in 1991, he was working in a hardware store in the London suburb of Neasden.

 Some of Ibori's assets were in the name of his wife, sister and mistress
The prosecution in this trial told a judge he was earning around £15,000 ($24,000) a year.

He was caught by his employer allowing his wife to walk through the till he was manning without paying for goods.

They both pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court and were fined.

In 1992, he was convicted for possession of a stolen credit card, which had £1,000 spent on it, and was again fined in a UK court.

'Murky business'
 
Ibori then returned to Nigeria intending to become a political operator. The country was about to be tipped into a tumultuous period.

Military leader Ibrahim Babangida had scheduled elections to return Nigeria to democracy in June 1993.

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James Ibori: The story so far
1958: Born in Delta state, UK police believe, saying he previously lied about his age
1980s: Moved to UK
1991: Convicted of stealing from DIY shop Wickes
1992: Convicted of credit card fraud
1993-4: Allies himself to Nigeria's then military ruler Sani Abacha
1999: Elected Delta state governor
2007: Stepped down as governor
2007: UK assets worth $35m frozen
December 2007: Arrested in Nigeria on corruption charges
2009: Nigeria court dismisses charges
April 2010: Ibori's supporters attack police as they try to arrest him
May 2010: Arrested in Dubai
2011: Extradited to UK
2012: Pleads guilty to money-laundering in London court

Ibori worked for the governorship campaign of a friend.

The experience gave him good connections with the parties that would eventually merge to form the People's Democratic Party, currently ruling Nigeria.

The 1993 elections were cancelled by Mr Babangida, who told Nigeria he would maintain control of the country.

Later that year, Gen Sani Abacha staged a coup, removing Mr Babangida but cementing the military's grip on power for another five years.

According to Anthony Goldman, who worked as a journalist in Nigeria for many years and has followed Ibori's career closely, this is when Ibori made his first shift of political master, offering his services to Abacha.

"He had an unspecified role in security," Mr Goldman said. "That could be anything, it was a very murky business."

Abacha was accused of murdering political opponents and ruthlessly crushing dissent and pro-democracy movements.

In the mid-1990s, Ibori was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the US about how he came into the possession of millions of dollars that he transferred to accounts in the US.

The FBI suspected the money came from advance fee fraud, the infamous Nigerian 419 scam, but he was able to prove the money came from his work with Abacha, Mr Goldman said.

Abacha died in 1998 and Ibori switched horses again, attaching himself to influential northern politician Atiku Abubakar, who went on to become vice-president.

Medically impossible
 
In 1999, Ibori took out a mortgage on a property in Abbey Road, London.

To do that, he got a new passport with a false birth date to mask his previous convictions.

 James Ibori has now been convicted three times in the UK
The birth date he chose was in fact medically impossible as it was only a month after his sister's birthday, the prosecution told the court.

Ibori was installed as the governor of the oil-rich Delta State in the 1999 elections.

In order to take office in Nigeria, he had to swear an affidavit that he had no convictions. To do this, he used the same birth date he had made up to acquire his mortgage.

It was this evidence that would, in a London court 14 years later, spell the end for Ibori.

Soon after he became governor, Ibori paid off the Abbey Road mortgage in cash.

He went on to buy three other properties in the UK. He paid £2.2 million in cash for a house in the plush London suburb of Hampstead.

Bankrolled election
 
In 2005 the Metropolitan Police began to take an interest in Ibori after they came across a purchase order for a private jet, made through his solicitor in London.

It was just after this that Ibori shifted horses again, switching his allegiance from Mr Abubakar to the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Then Mr Ibori would have met Queen Elizabeth at the state house, instead of serving at her pleasure”
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Anthony Goldman
 
Nigeria analyst
 
In 2006, President Obasanjo recruited Ibori to help him force through a change in the constitution to allow him to run for a third term as president.

When that plan failed, Ibori promised his allegiance to Mr Obasanjo's anointed successor, Umaru Yar'Adua.

At the ruling party's pre-election convention in 2006, Ibori was on hand to lift up the northern governor's hands in a display of victory - hours before delegates from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) voted to select him as their candidate.

Ibori then bankrolled the 2007 Yar'Adua election campaign.

Mr Goldman says he understands Ibori was promised the vice-president's job, in return for his support.

But Mr Yar'Adua, who had been ill for many years, died in office.

His Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan succeeded him and remains Nigeria's president.

Despite being a fellow former governor of a neighbouring oil state, Ibori and Mr Jonathan were by now political enemies.

In 2010, President Jonathan set the country's anti-corruption police, the Economic and Financial Crimes commission on him, but their officers were ambushed when they came to arrest him.

Ibori left Nigeria shortly afterwards.

He went to Dubai, whose government arrested him and transferred him to the UK to face trial.

Mr Goldman says had Yar'Adua lived, and made Ibori his vice-president, he would have had a clear run to become president.

"Then Mr Ibori would have met Queen Elizabeth at the state house, instead of serving at her pleasure," Mr Goldman said.

Huh?

Posted: at 27-02-2012 11:29 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- divyne at 27-02-2012 11:30 PM (10 years ago)
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is criminal in high level!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lol
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- divyne at 27-02-2012 11:31 PM (10 years ago)
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is criminal in high level!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lol
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- papalatty at 27-02-2012 11:34 PM (10 years ago)
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He must be suffering from Hyper Greediness Virus , just like the rest of them, Jah will deliver Nigerians from them , Ibori is only 1 out of 1,000,000 Angry
Posted: at 27-02-2012 11:34 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- agbonson at 27-02-2012 11:37 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: phyukinjoe on 27-02-2012 07:53 PM
desert moron... this guy is far better than ibb, atiku, buhari, abdusallami and the rest of those abokis that stole the money of the entire nation.

  Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 27-02-2012 11:37 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ZION7ZION at 27-02-2012 11:41 PM (10 years ago)
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From Ex Governor to Ex convict, some conditions are not permanent  Huh?
Posted: at 27-02-2012 11:41 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vip69able at 27-02-2012 11:45 PM (10 years ago)
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a pity.see how the UK officials did the job of the corrupt Nigerian judges.
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- estilizo at 28-02-2012 12:01 AM (10 years ago)
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If this happened in Nigeria,he would boldly plead "not guilty my Lord"....Now he is singing another song,You all sealing from the country will pay one after the other,with time. Cool

Posted: at 28-02-2012 12:01 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mallorca at 28-02-2012 12:06 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: CHUKAGLY on 27-02-2012 03:11 PM
Chei! Finally dis man don agree say him be thief..... Hmmmmmmon
Grin Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 28-02-2012 12:06 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Cjcool at 28-02-2012 12:42 AM (10 years ago)
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All for them na thief.......
Posted: at 28-02-2012 12:42 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sonjohn994 at 28-02-2012 12:58 AM (10 years ago)
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Thief Thief Thief .......
Posted: at 28-02-2012 12:58 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- micky3y3z at 28-02-2012 01:10 AM (10 years ago)
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Seriously, Is he the only bad guy in Nigeria? what about the one wen dey use 1billion naira as annual feeding villa? Or the Kabal wen dey conner our Oil? Nigerians we are all Useless and fooling our selves.
Posted: at 28-02-2012 01:10 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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