From Mister Johnson Onanefe Ibori.
I am Master Johnson Ibori, the only son of former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, who was slammed with a 103-count charge for alleged money laundering offences with The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday made a shocking revelation at the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori,my father, was slammed with a 103 count charge for alleged money laundering offences.
The EFCC also averred, in the charge filed at the Federal High Court, Kaduna, presided over by Justice Mohammed Lawal Shuaibu, that Ibori made cash payment of the sum of $15 million dollars to officials of the EFCC to influence their investigations, a charge it said is punishable under section 15(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act 2004.
Also, Ibori and his mistress, Miss Udoamaka Okoronkwo, are being accused along with three companies, Mer Engineering Nigeria Limited, Bainenox Limited and Sagicon Nigeria Limited of laundering a total of N10.08 billion, belonging to the Delta State government.
Of the N10.08 billion allegedly laundered by Ibori, N83 million was allegedly found in Udoamaka’s personal account. Ibori was accused of using N8.02 billion to buy shares in Afribank Limited as well as laundering N2.07 billion, using several proxies, including Prime Chamber owned by the current deputy governor of Delta State, Prof. Agbe Otuama.
The accused persons my father were brought into the Federal High Court, Kaduna premises in an ash Peugeot vehicle with Nasarawa registration number, AA 698NNN. Ibori, who wore Niger Delta attire without the matching cap looked unruffled.The former governor and Miss Okoronkwo, however,pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them. In opposing the application for bail brought by Joseph Daudu (SAN), who led a team of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), including Chief Alex Iziyon, EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs submitted that the commission has facts to prove that Ibori was not a man to be granted bail.
For instance, he alleged, “we invited the accused (Chief Ibori) to come and make a statement and he refused until we arrested him yesterday”, (Wednesday) adding, he (Ibori) has a criminal record. “We trailed him and he ran into Kwara State Government Lodge. We have been looking for the accused person. If an accused has a previous criminal record, you don’t grant him bail. Based on the factual situation, your lordship can order that he brings the request for bail, through a written affidavit.
“Application of this nature ought not to be made orally. There is no way they can do it without deposing to an affidavit”, he said.
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