Monday, November 7, 2011

James Ibori Mentioned in a £20,000 bribery scandal involving the London Metropolitan Police
7 November 2011 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 Delta State 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. 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.

A complaint only gets referred in the event of serious findings of misconduct on the part of a UK police officer(s). Enquiries conducted by reveal that "substantial incontrovertible evidence supporting the allegations" was reviewed during the investigation.       

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