LONDON TRIAL: Ibori's Mistress Found Guilty, To Be Sentenced On Monday


•Udoamaka Okoronkwo

A London court today found guilty Udoamaka Onuigbo, the mistress of former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who has been standing trial for money laundering.

•Udoamaka Okoronkwo

The Southwark Crown Court, London, had yesterday found Ibori’s sister, Christie Ibori-Ebie guilty of all charges of money laundering and mortgage fraud levelled against her.

Ms Pogoson, the third accused person and personal assistant to Ibori when he was governor, was, however, acquitted on one of the counts yesterday.

The trio have been facing a three-count charge since 19 December, 2007. They were charged for allegedly conspiring together with Mr. Ibori to defraud the Delta State government.

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They were accused of helping Ibori to transfer about 70 million pounds into some accounts in London banks.

Reports have it that Christie and Udoamaka will be sentenced on Monday next week.

Ibori himself has been evading arrest since 2007 to go and face trial in London. The former governor, who has been eventually arrested in Dubai, may be extradited to London to face trial.

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