Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ibori Remanded In UK Prison Till 2012 As Judge Postpones Trial Date

Sahara Reporters
20 September 2011

The London  trial of former Delta state governor James Ibori has been delayed until 2012 after his defence team successfully argued they hadn't been given enough time to prepare.

Mr Ibori, facing 14 charges of fraud and money laundering, will remain in prison until the trial, now set to begin on 13 February, the court decided.

Members of the public in the gallery also got a hint of some of the legal arguments Mr Ibori intends to deploy in an attempt to have the case dismissed before the trial begins.

In legal hearings before the trial, defence team members told the court, they will argue that he cannot be tried in the UK because a Nigerian court has already decided there is no evidence he has committed any crime in Nigeria.

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