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Uduaghan cautions Ibori’s visitors on comments


James Ibori

James Ibori

Former Governor of Delta, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged people who travel to London to see his predecessor, James Ibori to stop it.

Uduaghan, who gave the warning in a Facebook post yesterday said posting pictures and comments about Ibori could create more problems for him.

Ibori, who was the governor of Delta State from 1999 to 2007, was released from a United Kingdom prison last week after serving a concurrent13-year jail term for money laundering.

The Southwark Crown Court had jailed him on April 17, 2012 after he pleaded guilty to a 10-count charge of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.

Since his release, friends, family members and political associates have been paying visits to him in his London home, where he is under house arrest pending the conclusion of his assets confiscation case.

A video of one of such visits which has been trending on the social media showed a senator from the state, Peter Nwaoboshi, boasting about how Ibori “installed” governors and lawmakers even when he was in prison.

The video drew public criticisms with some people calling for Ibori’s extradition and further prosecution in Nigeria.

Uduaghan wrote: “For those going to London to see Ibori and posting pictures and making comments, please stop it.

We appreciate your love for him but you could go quietly without the unnecessary publicity.

“You are creating more problems for him than you could ever imagine. Nigeria is a complex country and you must understand and respect people’s sensibilities.”

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  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    Wise advise.

  • Joshua Solomon

    uduaghan should go and roast coin and eat, he should not stop people from paying visit to their political godfather, after all ibori made him and thousand of Deltans who they today including the incumbent Governor of the stop, uduaghan corruption case will be stronger than ibori, mark my word.