Nigerian politician admits financial crime

2012-02-27 19:37

London - A former governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state has pleaded guilty in London to charges of money-laundering and conspiring to defraud.

James Ibori entered his plea on Monday at Southwark Crown Court. He is to be sentenced on April 16.

Paul Whatmore of the Metropolitan Police anti-corruption unit said the force was seeking to confiscate all of Ibori's stolen assets so that they could be returned to Nigeria.

Police have said they believe Ibori stole as much as $250m of public funds.

  • Mantsho - 2012-02-27 20:03

    This people are Criminals, l share a flat with one nigerian guy, people go to work in the morning and come back home in the evening, this guy doe's not go anywhere, he told me he is working at home on the internet. l was shocked, only God knows.

      Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-02-27 20:16

      And criminals commit crime so that makes you guys the worst criminals since south africa has the amongst the highest crime rates in the world...

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