Tuesday, 17 April 2012

James Ibori Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison in UK Court

Former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori have been sentenced to 13 years in prison by the UK court. This came after failed attempts by Nigeria Legal System and specifically  EFCC  to see  allegations with which to jail him earlier on in Nigeria.It should be a dark day in the history of the Nigerian Legal Profession for cancelling every charge against Ibori, only for a foreign legal system to do the right thing.
James Ibori once worked for the DIY store Wickes, but he re-invented himself as one of the richest - and most corrupt - of Nigeria's regional governors.

His Jail term could be said to be a victory for the common man on the streets of Nigeria.
Continue to see a list of all his assets
Southwark Crown Court was told the amount Ibori stole from the people of Delta state was "unquantified".

However, the following are some of the properties Ibori purchased with the billions of Naira he stole from the ordinary people:

A house in Hampstead, North London, for £2.2m
A property in Shaftesbury, Dorset, for £311,000
A £3.2m mansion in Sandton, near Johannesburg, South Africa
A fleet of armoured Range Rovers valued at £600,000
A £120,000 Bentley
A Mercedes Maybach for 407,000 euros that was shipped direct to his mansion in South Africa.

Most of these would be confiscated in another hearing, probably in August 2012.


A source also said:
1. His wife is presently serving a 5 years jail term in a Uk Prison.
2. His mistress(girlfriend/concubine) is presently serving a 5 years jail term in a Uk Prison.
3. His sister is presently serving a 5 years jail term in a Uk Prison.
4. Two of his lawyers are presently serving a 5 years jail term in a Uk Prison.
Such a conviction of a high profile personality with a sentencing of up to 13 years has never been recorded in Nigeria.

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