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Ibori’s Extradition

December 13, 2010

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The Dubai judicial system has rejected former Nigeria state governor James Ibori’s appeal against extradition to the UK where he is accused of corruption. His wife has already been convicted and sentenced to prison for money laundering in a British Court.

Ibori, who served as governor of Delta state for eight years, is widely suspected of corruption involving his state’s enormous oil revenues. The fact that he will face a trial in the UK and possibly subsequently in Nigeria is a step forward in ending the impunity that Nigerian “Big Men” have seemingly enjoyed over the past decade.

Stay tuned.

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