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‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by dre11(m): 6:24pm On Jan 16
The United Kingdom has launched a fresh bid to confiscate “proceeds of loot” in the £117 million worth of properties linked to James Ibori, former governor of Delta state.

In 2012, a UK court sentenced Ibori – who governed Delta from 1999 to 2007 – to prison after convicting him of fraud and money laundering.

The former governor ended his jail term in 2016 and returned to Nigeria the following year.

In the course of his jail term, British prosecutors made the first attempt to confiscate his assets said to be proceeds of crime but failed as a result of unresolved legal issues.

Subsequent attempts to seize the properties also hit the rock even as Ibori’s appeal against his conviction was unsuccessful.

However, Reuters is reporting that the process to confiscate the properties was re-launched in court on Thursday.

Jonathan Kinnear, a British prosecutor, was said to have listed the assets UK is seeking to seize from the former governor “and return to Nigerian public funds.

Kinnear was quoted to have said the total value of the “known proceeds of his (Ibori’s) crimes” is £117 million (equivalent of about N55.4 billion) but that “only a portion of that sum is likely to be recoverable.”

In 2018, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Ibori is “ fighting tooth and nail ” to stall the confiscation of those assets.

In an edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT, the anti-graft agency had said Ibori is on a “campaign of calumny” targeted at UK police officers in retaliation of his conviction.

The report, written by Segun Adeoye, an assistant editor of the publication, also accused him of employing media propaganda to paint himself as “a victim of persecution.”

https://www.thecable.ng/uk-launches-fresh-bid-to-seize-117m-properties-linked-to-ibori

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by crestedaguiyi: 6:27pm On Jan 16
heheheheheheheheheh.

Ibori remains the finest and best Governor Delta state ever produced.


All the clowns after him are walking free.

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by daddytime(m): 7:13pm On Jan 16
Na wa
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by SultanOfAbia: 8:05pm On Jan 16
crestedaguiyi:
Ibori remains the finest and best Governor Delta state ever produced.
angry

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by FactBoyz: 8:05pm On Jan 16
cheesy
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by signature2012(m): 8:05pm On Jan 16
From Ibori - Uduhagan - Okowa.
These rogue men keep embezzling the state.

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Subzero047: 8:05pm On Jan 16
It's better they seize it than be re looted by the foolish people we call our leaders

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by lathrowinger(m): 8:06pm On Jan 16
If them like, na them sabi... Abeg any idea to make money legally? Plz qoute me... Money must be made

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Roon9(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Ibori's loot will never be uncovered to the last. Baba stole for 10 life time





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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Kingrexyl(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Thief!

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by michlins(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Seize them all. We need same type of prosecutors in Nigeria

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by cRobo: 8:08pm On Jan 16
The man have served his time why can't the UK government just let the man be

This corruption in UK playing here guys

Just because Nigerians hate their own they will call out Ibori instead of the UK government

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by oluwasegun007(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
And the ibori episode continues..
I like the guy sha

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Ernerstdavid55(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
grin
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Levi218(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Ok oh, no problem sha!

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by adebobconed(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Nawah Oh
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by soberdrunk(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
£117 million = #56, 160, 000, 000 I.e Fifty six BILLION, one hundred and sixty million naira........ Just ordinary
Ex- governor ooo.... angry

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by HopeAlive14(m): 8:08pm On Jan 16
Why first allow the stolen money in only to confiscate it later?

"Civilized robbery" as someone put it. undecided

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by YungMillionaire: 8:09pm On Jan 16
shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Ernerstdavid55(m): 8:09pm On Jan 16
Audio money...next!!!!
Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Hillsong34: 8:10pm On Jan 16
No more pdp and apc in shout yeast manage una apga

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by lucky1759(m): 8:12pm On Jan 16

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Taba21: 8:14pm On Jan 16
signature2012:
From Ibori - Uduhagan - Okowa.
These rogue men keep embezzling the state.

They will vomit all maybe with their blood this is 2020

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by okadoo: 8:14pm On Jan 16
All his properties both home and abroad should be confiscated.

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by ZombieTERROR: 8:14pm On Jan 16
Wonderful news

Well done UK

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Stallion93(m): 8:14pm On Jan 16
they should please seize it and use 50% for Nigerian refugees in The UK. They can use the remaining 50% for themselves for keeping good account of the money and keeping us informed

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by fohiss: 8:15pm On Jan 16
UK can do all the undo to track anything linked to Nigerians...nah dia way


Back to d matter I thought if you are in APC , AUTOMATICALLY you become a saint , and definitely all your sins are forgiven...
It's like the UK dont understand this rules

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Ianmaduka(m): 8:15pm On Jan 16
See money God...Africans are cursed ��

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by BuhariAdvocate: 8:16pm On Jan 16
This bastard supposed to be cooling in prison.

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Re: ‘£117m Properties Linked To Ibori' In UK To Be Seized By UK Government by Taba21: 8:16pm On Jan 16
cRobo:
The man have served his time why can't the UK government just let the man be

This corruption in UK playing here guys

Just because Nigerians hate their own they will call out Ibori instead of the UK government

How many UK,official you're seen with British hard earn in Nigeria banks

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