1. Though EFCC declared Ibori wanted by 10 am Tuesday 13th April 2010, the letter, inviting him for questioning was delivered in Ibori's Lagos home at 4:20 pm same Tuesday. Up till 12 midnight Tuesday night, none had been delivered in Ibori's Abuja home, though EFCC claimed that letters had been sent to Ibori's home in both Lagos and Abuja.
2. The delivery time is documented by the EFCC staff who delivered it, Mr. Mike Anigbogu.
3. In the EFCC letter, Ibori was asked to come in for questioning on 17th April, 2010. So, EFCC had first declared him wanted before inviting him for questioning.
4. Yet, after announcing to the entire world that Ibori had been declared wanted on April 13th, EFCC's letter of invitation shows that Ibori was only asked to come for questioning on Saturday 17th April at 10 am. So, assuming that EFCC actually wrote that letter on the March 22nd 2010 date that the letter bore, why did EFCC declare Ibori wanted on Tuesday April 13th when the date they gave him to come for questioning was actually in the future - being April 17th?
5. So, could Ibori be rightly be said to have been declared wanted when the date given to him to come for questioning hasnot even arrived?
6. My take is that after EFCC got wind of my press statement saying that Ibori was yet to receive an invitation letter from EFCC, the agency rushed out an invitation letter, which was backdated. EFCC released its statement by 10 am Tuesday 13th April, I sent out mine by 3pm so that it would be able to get into the following day's newspapers. It must have been that after EFCC knew of my denial, it rushed out its backdated letter.
Signed: Tony Eluemunor
Media Assistant to Chief James Ibori
See the scanned copy of the EFCC letter to Ibori