Dubai court orders extradition of James Ibori to UK

Dubai Court of Cassation has ordered that the former governor of Nigeria be extradited to the United Kingdom.

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The Dubai Court of Cassation this morning ordered the extradition of James Ibori, former governor of the Nigerian delta state, to the United Kingdom.

Mr Ibori was detained after an Interpol arrest request was filed by the Metropolitan Police in London, asking for his extradition. He was charged in Nigeria with 170 counts of fraud and was acquitted of all of them by a federal court last year.

During his term and political career Mr Ibori was one of the most vocal advocates for resource nationalisation in Nigeria.