Hearing in the corruption and money laundering cases preferred against the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanafe Ibori has been fixed for February 13 2012.
A judge at the Southwark Crown Court in the UK has scheduled the high profile trial for hearing pushing the date to February, 2012 when the case came up.
The Crown Court however on Thursday ruled against an application by Mr. Ibori’s attorneys to dismiss the case against Ibori, putting paid to speculations that the case may collapse. Thursday’s ruling also saw the judge refusing Ibori’s defense arguments challenging the legal basis of his trial in London.
The court then set February 13, 2012 as the date for resumption of the trial.
Both Mr. Ibori and co-defendant, Ellias Prekos have pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of fraud and money laundering.