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James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by dre11(m): 8:23pm On Mar 20
Looter James Ibori releases document of how he helped British Airways under Abacha

Mr Ibori was considered highly influential during Mr Abacha’s government.

OYINDAMOLA OLUBAJO

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta who was convicted for stealing millions of pounds from his impoverished state, has released a letter that seemed to show how he saved the British Airways from suffering a prolonged ban under Nigeria’s late dictator Sani Abacha.

Mr Ibori on Saturday evening tweeted a 1998 letter from the British Airways then-head of West African operations Andy Stern. Mr Stan thanked Mr Ibori for his intervention after Mr Abacha’s junta grounded all aircraft registered in Britain.



The UK had at the time sanctioned Mr Abacha for suppressing freedom in Nigeria while brutalising opposition, as well as his failure to hand over power to Moshood Abiola.

“On behalf of British Airways Plc, I thank you most sincerely for your kind assistance during the period of flight ban on British registered aircraft to Nigeria and your continued support throughout this period,” BA said in the August 24 letter. “We acknowledge the time and effort that you have expended on our behalf and your contribution to the achievement of the restoration of flights is much appreciated.”

The restriction was lifted two months after Mr Abacha died in June 1998. Mr Ibori was considered highly influential during Mr Abacha’s government. He reportedly rode on the back of his relationship with the junta to become Delta governor.

Mr Ibori described the British in his Saturday tweet as “hypocrites,” saying “Politics & Business interest comes first” for them.

The treasury looter appeared to be taking a swipe at the UK authorities for convicting him of multi-million pounds fraud despite his so-called role in saving the BA’s business a decade earlier. He was sentenced in April 2012 to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of up to $250 million theft from Delta coffers.

He was released from prison in December 2016 and had since returned to Nigeria. Last week, the UK announced that £4.2 million will be returned to Nigeria as part of Mr Ibori’s loot, a development that has stoked tensions between the Buhari administration and Delta government, as both lay legal and moral claim to the refund.

https://peoples-gazette.com/looter-james-ibori-releases-document-of-how-he-helped-british-airways-under-abacha/

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by futuregovernor: 8:41pm On Mar 20
Abacha did not steal any money....but all Abacha recover loot have relooted by owners of this country. APC is a problem

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Omihanifa: 9:05pm On Mar 20
Rubbish

so because he saved British airways from abacha's ban he was expecting the UK's government to have mercy on him for stealing the collective patrimony of Delta state undecided

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by KaluwisxPRO: 9:09pm On Mar 20
Can he deny he didn’t have any interest in BA at the time?

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by myStory1: 9:56pm On Mar 20
Reading

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by zoedew: 9:56pm On Mar 20
Ex-Convict Thief Onanefe Ibori reminds me of King Agag! In not too long a time Samuel will pay you a visit and the curtains will fall on the infamous drama your life, shot at locations across the continents of the worldhas turned out to be .

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by oluwaseunamos33(m): 9:57pm On Mar 20
Super story

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Folabifreeman(m): 9:57pm On Mar 20
*Light's Kpoli*

Ibori the treasury looter. Imagine the stupendous wealth this man looted from Oil rich Delta state.

Freeman dey Hia so!

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Franchise21(m): 9:58pm On Mar 20
OK
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Frontail: 9:58pm On Mar 20
And the UK government come betray you undecided undecided undecided

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by HeadNigga: 9:59pm On Mar 20
Lol...which one be Looter James Ibori. To you the man no even qualify again as Mr not to talk of his Excellency.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Patrioticman007(m): 9:59pm On Mar 20
Ibori the king of thieves.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by guass: 10:00pm On Mar 20
But your past assistance on BA should not throw IMMUNITY FROM CORRUPTION on you.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Bampeh: 10:01pm On Mar 20
What is Ibori trying to insinuate?

The British Government should reward you for saving their airways by allowing you to steal public funds?

The man must be a joker!












bampeh doesn't like his speech

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by RichDad1(m): 10:01pm On Mar 20
Imagine laundering in process.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Creditalerts: 10:01pm On Mar 20
Ogidigbogbo

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Helpfromabove1(m): 10:01pm On Mar 20
cry so this man dey this country ? James ibori is completely silent , if not for the convicting (now ex convict ) he too will be claiming God father to politicians or even governor

He is now living so silent like a living Dead man grin angry angry

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by na2016: 10:01pm On Mar 20
Omihanifa:
Rubbish

so because he saved British airways from abacha's ban he was expecting the UK's government to have mercy on him for stealing the collective patrimony of Delta state undecided

In as much as I don't support stealing, I dare to tell you that the Brits are a bigger problem to us. Currently, our Universities are nothing to write home about yet every year brits Unis recruit so many Nigerians just cos of the international fees that they will end up collecting from us. I dare to tell you that the brits are hypocrits.

Modified: Most didn't really understand this comment.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by BabaIbo: 10:01pm On Mar 20
Britain is one of Nigeria's major problem.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Axmondthuglife: 10:02pm On Mar 20
Na una wahala

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by otega007: 10:02pm On Mar 20
So the money should be released to him

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by highskies(m): 10:02pm On Mar 20
Imagine

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by cankerworm: 10:02pm On Mar 20
Nonsense! Is he expecting us to be clapping for him?

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by eleko1: 10:03pm On Mar 20
sad
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by tommy589(m): 10:03pm On Mar 20
Some of these our top officials are embedded in governance as foreign agents. Maybe he got punished for being a double agent.How come others that stole before and after him were not imprisoned in UK? How Alamieyeseigha escaped British secured borders still remains strange till date

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Bouz(m): 10:04pm On Mar 20
You are a thief, God bless the united kingdom. i urge the United arab to follow the foot steps of the u.k to fish out this thieves.

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Goodluckbbo: 10:05pm On Mar 20
Interesting
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Authoreety: 10:05pm On Mar 20
I knew
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by Lexusgs430: 10:05pm On Mar 20
Still not a permission to rob his people blind....... And hide loot, in England....... cheesy

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Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by tutudesz: 10:05pm On Mar 20
grin
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by samuel19222(m): 10:06pm On Mar 20
james ibori...... some people hero
Re: James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha by IamFINESSE: 10:06pm On Mar 20
grin

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