Kinsman says “Ibori not Released from Prison & Rearrested”

Ibori Before and AfterAn exclusive news story which originated from TheNEWS magazine trended yesterday.

The report said

Former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori has completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom. But he is yet to be a free man, as he was immediately re-arrested.

TheNEWS learnt that Ibori jailed 13 years in April 2012 by a Southwark Crown court in London was released by prison authorities on 22 January.

He was released from Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, outside of London, where he finished his prison term. He was also initially at the Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.

“He is out of here”, a prison source at Bedford confirmed on Tuesday night.

Our sources said Ibori was re-arrested to face another charge, which borders on the confiscation of his ill-gotten assets, estimated to be about 250 million pounds. The case initially billed for May, will now come up in June, sources told us this afternoon.

We cannot however confirm Ibori’s new prison.

Today, kinsman and Secretary-General, Oghara Clan Union in the UK, Charles Abutoh spoke to the Daily Trust and denied the claims.

Describing the reports as “totally untrue”, Abutoh said logically, Ibori could not be released before the completion of his assets confiscation trial scheduled for June this year, and accused those peddling the rumours of mischief.
“If you imprison someone for stealing, you can’t let them go without telling you what you say they stole. That is the essence of the confiscation trial. Once the trial is concluded and he is able to settle it, he will be released.
“They know Ibori sells papers, so some people just sit down and write whatever they like”, he said, and explained that the former governor is due to be released this year but not before the completion of the confiscation case.
“I visited him in prison about three weeks ago and speak with him every other day”, he said, adding that “things are still as they are, and everything is on course”.

Former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori was jailed for 13 years in April 2012. Ibori was considered as one of the most influential and wealthy politicians in Nigeria.

6 Comments on Kinsman says “Ibori not Released from Prison & Rearrested”
  • FasholasLover February 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    The fall of the Godfather. Bola Tifnubu’s day will come.

  • Ebere February 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Tinubu and Ibori are not on the same level at all………

  • prince February 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Make him die there. Bastards. They kept Nigeria where she is today.

  • Tee February 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I bet his people are arranging another chieftaincy title and welcome party as usual. The Naija way! He is still called Hero and the best governor ever. I wonder how we got here as a nation. It’s really sad. In as much as we want a better country, it will surprise many to know that we are our own enemy and we will never see that happen in this lifetime. Unless they use some kind of technology to change our orientation and mentality as a people. Just reading through comments on blogs opens your eyes to the kind of people we have become.

  • chichi February 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    So true @Tee we are in a mess and our government seems happy to keep us in it. But we as a nation need to recondition ourselves. How bad does it have to be before we say, no we wont take it any more? Yes he may of helped your village/town city whatever really but he took from the rest of Nigeria so your place can prosper and in many cases the money never makes it to the state and that’s the saddest part of it all. He will have unimaginable wealth waiting for him in so many different accounts when he is released.
    They hold so much from us that the poverty line is so blurred in Nigeria, so when these guys come along to ‘help’ us they are seen as Gods. 5-6 years in jail is nothing compared to the riches they will retire with after. So sad.

  • Unizik Press February 5, 2016 at 4:38 am

    well, arresting these men does little or nothing, it’s high time we arrested our mindset as a nation, maybe jailing the mindset with some months of therapy could do just good

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