By Ayo Okulaja:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori wanted on corruption and money laundering charges.

The commission said this in a statement issued by its head of media and publicity, Femi Babafemi. “Following persistent public enquiries over the status of the case involving the former governor, we will like the public to know that James Ibori is wanted by the Commission for interrogation,” the statement said.

It stated that letters of invitation had been sent to Mr Ibori’s known addresses in Lagos and Abuja, and a warrant obtained for his arrest.

NEXT had earlier reported on Mr Ibori’s disappearance after the anti-graft agency commenced a massive hunt for him over his role in the illegal disposal of about 500 million units of Delta State-owned bank shares while he was governor of the oil rich state from 1999 to 2007.

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One Thought on “EFCC declares Ibori wanted

  1. UNUFEGAN PAUL FEMI on April 15, 2010 at 9:50 am said:

    Agreed that Ibori has a case to answer in respect of his stewardship as governor in Delta State. The question I’m now asking is why did it take so long to bring him to book? Are you saying because many people made enquiry thats why you are just waking up to do your job? Mr. Femi Babafemi try to be professional. It’s better to say you have been investigating.

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