23 July 2011
The trial of
governor, James Ibori over alleged laundering of about $35 million may begin in November. ex-Delta State
But the ex-governor is still kept in custody by the
authorities pending the commencement of his trial. UK
A group, Niger Delta Liberty Initiative, yesterday demanded the release of the former
governor. Delta State
Investigation showed that at the resumption of the hearing of Ibori’s case at the
Southwark Crown Court
on Friday, the ex-governor was absent because the court has not fixed a date for his trial.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: "Actually, the ex-governor did not come to the court, because he is still in custody.
"What transpired at the court was mainly on the commencement date of the trial of Ibori. Although the counsel argued for and against, the trial may begin on November 14.