- Category: Diaspora
- Published on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 19:59
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Christine Ibori-Ibie, sister of politician James Ibori, was found guilty Tuesday of 12 charges stemming from allegations she helped her brother embezzle an estimated £70 million from Nigeria's Delta state into U.K. bank accounts.
The jury acquitted one of Ibori's former assistants, while a third accused aide's trial continues Wednesday.
Nigeria's anti-graft agency says Ibori stole as much as £200 million while governor in the oil-rich state in the Niger Delta.
A Nigerian judge in December dismissed a 170-count fraud case against Ibori. Ibori was arrested May 12 in Dubai on a U.K. warrant and remains there, but is free on bail.