Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Ibori vs Ribadu: Andy Uba, Achigbu lay claim to alleged $15m bribe

Senator Andy Uba and Chibuike Achigbu, two principal players in the $15 million dollars exchange between Nuhu Ribadu and Chief James Ibori have finally come out to claim ownership of the funds signaling a new twist to the phoney bribery tale being peddled by Mr. Ribadu, a former Chairman of the EFCC.

Chibuike and Uba have approached the same federal high court sitting in Abuja to claim ownership of the funds just like the Delta State Government, which maintained that the funds were taken from Delta treasury by convicted former governor Chief James Ibori.



The EFCC had gone to court to obtain an order to confiscate the funds, which Mr. Ribadu wrongfully claimed was offered as bribe to him by Chief Ibori to stall his prosecution for corruption.

THEWILL had repeatedly reported that the funds handed to Ribadu was not a bribe but a political arrangement between Ribadu, Ibori and Obasanjo.

The duo said the funds were handed to Ribadu to finance the 2007 Presidential elections for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).



Details of the filing shortly.

Source: THEWILL

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