7 November 2011
Elombah.com can now confirm that the
'international politician ' involved in a £20,000 bribery scandal involving the London Metropolitan Police and a private investigating agency is the Nigerian flamboyant politician, Mr James Ibori. Scotland Yard is investigating claims that its officers took bribes in return for leaking sensitive information from an ongoing criminal investigation. Anti-corruption detectives then launched a probe into allegations that
serving Met officers were paid by private investigators working for "an international politician".
After four years of playing cat and mouse with Nigerian and British authorities, the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, was extradited from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where he had sought refuge last year after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tried to put him on trial for stealing funds belonging to Delta State, where he was governor for eight years.
On September 20 2011, a Southwark crown court in
London ordered former Governor James Ibori of to be remanded in prison till February 13, 2012 when his trial will commence in a 14-count charge relating to money laundering preferred against him. Delta State
Elombah.com have been keeping tabs on developments concerning the serious allegations of Police corruption and James Ibori.
Fresh news is, following New Scotland Yard’s and The Metropolitan Police Authority’s own investigations into the allegations, the matter has been formally referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.