Former Delta State Governor James Onanefe Ibori has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for money laundering.
BBC News reports:
James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, admitted 10 counts of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.
Southwark Crown Court was told the amount he stole from the people of Delta state was “unquantified”.
Ibori, who evaded capture in Nigeria after a mob of supporters attacked police, was arrested in Dubai in 2010.
Judge Pitts sentences James Ibori to 13 years in prison for money laundering.
Judge says he “recognizes that there is another side to the man James ibori but he is not the proper person to judge your achievements and failings as a governor, that is up to the people of delta state”
Ibori now looking very fed up
If he had fought the case judge says he would be looking at 24 years but will get a discount for pleading guilty. He then sentenced former gover james Ibori to 13 years in prison.
Judge deducts 645 days already spent in jail, says Ibori would serve the rest in British jail. That means Mr. Ibori will be in prison for at least 7 years.
Judge risen now reconvene to sort out confiscation hearings will file copy in a moment. UPDATES VIA Sahara Reporters
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- Ex Wickes Cashier Faces Jail For Stealing £160m (news.sky.com)
- Former Wickes cashier James Ibori stole £50m to live ‘like royalty’ after winning election in Nigeria, court told (telegraph.co.uk)
- From Wickes to Governor :DIY worker turned Nigerian governor admits £50m fraud James Ibori (teealimodels.wordpress.com)
- Ex-governor James Ibori admits Nigeria fraud (independent.co.uk)
- Finally! Ibori pleads guilty to money laundering charges (catheyspost.wordpress.com)
- The International Dimension to Ibori’s Corruption: A Letter to President Obama (desertherald.wordpress.com)
- Ibori slams EFCC over graft allegations (vanguardngr.com)
- Will Ibori Now Get A Light Sentence? (yomzie.wordpress.com)
- Nigeria: Ibori Admits looting $250 million (apperi.org)
- Ibori: Trial minus corruption charges (vanguardngr.com)