Nigerian ex-governor Ibori arrested in Dubai
The former governor of Nigeria's Delta State, wanted on fraud charges by the country's anti-graft agency, has been arrested by Interpol in Dubai, an official said, DPA reported.
According to the spokesman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Femi Babafemi, James Ibori was caught on Wednesday by Interpol acting on an international arrest warrant.
Babafemi said the EFCC would despatch a team to Dubai to seek the extradition of Ibori.
The London Metropolitan Police will also demand his extradition to Britain to answer charges of money laundering.
News reports said he has since been granted bail.
Last month, the EFCC declared Ibori wanted after he failed to show up to answer fraud charges pertaining to over 290 million dollars that was allegedly looted from the government coffers while he was governor of the oil-rich Delta State.
An attempt to arrest him in his home town of Oghara in the restive Niger Delta led to an exchange of gunfire between police and youths guarding Ibori.