A Police officer has been removed from a UK anti-corruption unit after claims he was paid for information about a case against jailed former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. Ibori is in prison for fraud and money-laundering linked to his time as Governor. The Crown Prosecution Service said it had intelligence which “supports the assertion” a Met officer was paid for information. He denied wrongdoing.
The CPS previously denied claims it had not handed over all key evidence. Ibori was jailed in 2012 for 13 years for laundering millions in the UK through the purchase of property, a fleet of armoured Range Rovers and a £120,000 Bentley.