No Confiscation Hearing Delay In Nigeria Fraud Case

Law360, London (January 13, 2020, 5:57 PM GMT) -- A London judge on Monday refused to postpone confiscation proceedings against a woman who laundered stolen public funds on behalf of a former Nigerian politician convicted of defrauding his oil-rich state of tens of millions of pounds, despite the ill health of her lawyer.

Judge David Tomlinson denied the application on behalf of Udoamaka Onuigbo, who has a child with James Ibori, who was governor of Delta State in Nigeria. Ibori, who held the position from 1999 to 2007, admitted in 2012 to a fraud totaling more than £50 million ($65 million) and was sentenced to 13 years in prison....

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