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Exclusive: Ibori never stepped out of Prison, security tightened-UK Prison Authorities

Exclusive: Ibori never stepped out of Prison, security tightened-UK Prison Authorities

Where did the story that former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori emanate from? Who even concocted and spread it?That is the big question that the British  Prison Authorities, Her Majesty Prison Service (HMS) are trying to unravel.

www.thelightnews.com had exclusively reported that Ibori was actually sighted in his prison Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire, England but we wanted to confirm from the authorities so we wrote to the Prison and the reports we got from our sources were confirmed.

The email was actually received by the Briefing Officer who passed on our query to Tom Hewett, who was given the instruction to respond.

The reply read thus ” If the enquiry is not within your remit to answer  I would appreciate it if you could please reply suggesting  who may be able to help with this query. Please note that you would be considered to have accepted this public enquiry  if we do not have a response from you within 24 hours

Please respond to the requester within the next 20  days and we do not need to see or to be copied into your response.

The officer, contacted our reporter and followed up with a telephone conversation where he revealed “I can confirm to you, that the former Nigerian Governor, who is in Prison here in the UK has not left his prison for one day.

“I cannot offer any other information, but the stories that you presented in your mail is false. Nothing of the sort happened.

We then asked if he had been moved and when “Moved? He has not stepped out from the Prison and that is all the information I can offer at this time”

The story that made the rounds was that serving a 13-year jail term for Fraud and Money laundering never left the Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire, England, where he had been in the past five years. Our source stated that Ibori has kept receiving visitors, noting that the records does not show he had been moved.

Our sources in the Prison revealed that following the spate of stories on his alleged movement to a Bedford Prison,  security had actually been tightened in his current Prison, and the former Governor may not have the stream of visitors he used to entertain in the past.

 

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