Contrary to reports that have been making rounds that former governor of Delta state James Ibori, who is currently serving his 13 years jail term in the UK for money laundering and corruption has been released and rearrested again, the Secretary-General of the Oghara Clan (Oghara is Ibori’s Village in Delta) Union in the UK, Charles Abutoh denies the reports and said that Ibori is still serving his term at the Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire, England and will only be released after his assets confiscation trial scheduled for June this year has been done.
“If you imprison someone for stealing, you can’t let them go without telling you what you say they stole. That is the essence of the confiscation trial. Once the trial is concluded and he is able to settle it, he will be released. They know Ibori sells papers, so some people just sit down and write whatever they like. I visited him in prison about three weeks ago and speak with him every other day. Things are still as they are, and everything is on course”.