Sunday, 9 October 2016

Former Delta State Governor James Ibori leaves prison in December

Former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori will walk out freely in December.
The former Delta State Governor has spent half of his jail term in United Kingdom prisons according to a report from London.

Ibori was jailed for money laundering offences by Southwark Crown court in 2012 Nation reports.
But it is unclear yet whether he will return to Nigeria immediately as legal proceedings concerning the confiscation of his assets worth tens of millions of dollars are yet to be resolved.

The delay in resolving the issue stems from allegations of police corruption in the Ibori matter and the likelihood of the former governor taking his case to the Court of Appeal.

His lawyer told the court on Friday that the former governor   would appeal against his conviction on the grounds that British police and lawyers involved in his case were themselves corrupt.

As is normal under British procedures, Ibori is due to be released in December after serving half his sentence, taking into account pre-trial detention.

Gohil, a British former lawyer, has already been released after serving half of a 10-year term for his role in laundering Ibori’s millions.


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