James Ibori Rearrested In London After Release From Prison
Less than two weeks after regaining freedom from a London prison, James Ibori, the former Delta state governor, has been rearrested in the United Kingdom.
The former governor, who reportedly completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom bagged a 13-year in April 2012 by a Southwark Crown court in London and was released by prison authorities on January 22.
He finished his prison term at Her Majesty’s Prison in Bedford, outside of London, after initially being held at the Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.
According to PM News, a prison source at Bedford confirmed on Tuesday night that, “He is out of here.” but his new destination is yet to be confirmed.
Ibori was reportedly re-arrested to face another charge which borders on the confiscation of his ill-gotten assets, estimated to be about 250 million pounds as sources confirmed that the case initially billed for May, will now come up in June.
Ibori, 57, had been jailed for using UK financial institutions to misappropriate hundreds of millions of pound sterling he stole from public funds in Delta state and his journey to jail began with his arrest on May 13, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He was apprehended under Interpol arrest warrants issued from United Kingdom courts and enacted by the Metropolitan Police.