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- Published on Friday, 14 May 2010 08:17
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My arrest story — Ibori
A statement signed by the former Governor’s media assistant, Tony Elumunor, gave his account of the arrest in Dubai as follows:
“Chief James Onanefe Ibori walked out of a Dubai court this morning (yesterday) on bail, after having been arrested on Wednesday. He was in a hotel room by 9.00 p.m., Wednesday, when some agents walked into his room, introduced themselves as acting on behalf of Interpol, saying he was wanted in London.
“When Ibori asked why he was wanted in
“The following day, Thursday, 13 May, he was taken to court where he was granted bail, and he was allowed to go free.
“He has asked his supporters, aides, friends and political associates not to be unduly bothered about the ordeal he is going through as the rule of law is always there to protect any victim of persecution - as I am presently being persecuted owing to my political belief.
“He has also accused his political enemies in
“That case has gone on for months, and is on its final stretch now and judgment should be given within days. The Prosecution has since closed its case while the defence will make their closing statement on Friday, 14 May. That is why both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and their London Metropolitan Police collaborators have renewed their malicious legal battering against me for no reason whatsoever.
“It is on record that up till this moment, both agencies have not been able to categorically state the charges they have against me - whether individually or collectively.”
Eluemunor said that Ibori has urged his followers to take solace in that fact that those who denigrated his name by alleging that he was fleeing from the law, while he was actually under the protection of the Federal High Court, Asaba ruling, would no longer make such a claim.
He quoted Ibori as saying: “Today, the question where is Ibori, has been laid to rest. I am in