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Friday, 3 May 2013

Former Delta State Governor, Ibori Fails in Bid to Upturn Prison Sentence in London


Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori’s attempt to have his sentence reduced was dismissed by a London court, yesterday, saying that Ibori’s appeal lacked merit.

Two justices of the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand in London dismissed Ibori’s appeal, thereby affirming the 13 year prison term handed the former governor for money laundering, stealing and embezzling of $250 million belonging to Delta State between 1999 and 2007.

Ibori who was not present at the court, was April last year sentenced to 13 years in prison by the Southwark Crown Court in London for his role in the embezzlement of about $250 million of Delta State’s funds. His supporters, however, thronged the court premises, calling for his freedom.

Source: Vanguard

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