Former Delta Governor, James Ibori
By Tobi Soniyi
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Abuja not to release to Delta State the controversial $15 million allegedly offered to EFCC as bribe by a former governor of the state, James Ibori.
In a counter affidavit filed before the court by the anti graft agency, the court was asked to refuse the request because the state government had not been able to account for previous monies recovered from the former governor which were released to the state.
The EFCC said that sometime in 2008 it returned the sum of N50 million to Delta State which it recovered from the former governor, but that the money was later in 2010 wired back to Ibori's bank account in London in 2010 in the form of building grant by the Delta State government.
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