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Ex-Nigeria governor on fraud charge

The former governor of a Nigerian state is due to appear in a London court after being charged with money laundering and fraud offences.

James Ibori, 48, was extradited to Britain and arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday night on a flight from the United Arab Emirates accompanied by officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit.

Ibori, ex-governor of the oil-rich Delta State in southern Nigeria, was arrested in Dubai last year at the request of the Metropolitan Police.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said he had been charged with 25 offences relating to money laundering and fraud, adding that he would appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.


From Belfast Telegraph