Ibori Fumes Over Delta State Claim To Bribe Money
Former Governor James Ibori of Delta State is reportedly angry with the Delta State government over the government’s decision to claim the $15 million bribe money Mr. Ibori had unsuccessfully offered to Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Mr. Ibori, who is currently serving a 13-year prison term in London after his conviction for money laundering, is said to be worried about the possible legal implications of the state government’s decision to claim the cash. The former governor had offered the cash to Mr. Ribadu in an attempt to compromise the EFCC’s investigation into his massive looting of Delta State funds. After rejecting the bait, Mr. Ribadu deposited the bribe cash at the Central Bank of Nigeria.