Former Delta Governor James Ibori Released From UK Prison

Former Delta Governor James Ibori Released From UK Prison

By Ella Ukairo | News Reporter on December 21, 2016
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James Ibori, a former governor of Delta State, has been released from a prison in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Ibori was serving a 13-year jail sentence and he finished serving his term which ended in the midnight on Tuesday. He was released based on a court order.

Tony Elumenor, a spokesperson for the former governor, confirmed his release to Nigerian media.

Chief James Ibori, 57, was arrested in Dubai in 2010, after the UK issued an arrest warrant. The EFCC had accused him of looting as much as $250 million from Delta State’s public treasury.

He was sentenced by Southwark Crown court to prison after he was convicted of 10 counts of money laundering offences in 2012.

Ibori’s former lawyer, the Indian barrister, Badresh Gohil was also convicted along with him. His wife, Nkoyo Ibori and his sister, were also convicted by UK court in related charges.

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