Chief James Onanefe Ibori: 13 YEARS FOR AFRICAN EX STATE GOVERNOR WHO SCAMMED OVER £157MILLION
Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of Delta State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was standing trial for corruption and multiple frauds has been jailed for 13 years by a United Kingdom Court sitting in Southwark, London. James Ibori who lived like royalty by defrauding some of the poorest people in the world out of over £157 million of public funds was jailed for 13 years today (Tuesday 17 April 2012). James Ibori, 54, personally pocketed £50m of cash stolen from the West African nation’s oil-rich Delta State during his eight year tenure. The former £5,000-a-year Wickes cashier blew millions on luxury homes, a £12.6m private jet, fees at some of the UK’s most expensive boarding schools for his children, first-class travel and exclusive hotels. He owned a £600,000 fleet of armoured Range Rovers, a £120,000 Bentley, and a £340,000 Mercedes Maybach that was shipped direct to his £3.2m mansion in Johannesburg.
As the sentencing of former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, commenced on Monday at the Southwark Crown Court 9, London, the prosecutor, Sasha Weils, told the court in her closing argument that Ibori was “a common thief.”
Weils told the court of how Ibori “systematically and deliberately defrauded his people during his tenure as governor of the oil-rich Delta State.”
James Onanefe Ibori, 2nd Civilian Governor of Delta State, Nigeria. In office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007
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