James Ibori Loses Appeal In UK

James Ibori Loses Appeal In UK
  • PublishedOctober 17, 2018

A former governor of Delta State James Ibori, who was jailed in Britain for laundering millions of dollars in stolen public funds, through British banks and properties, has lost an appeal against his conviction in London on Wednesday.

Ibori who was governor of the oil-producing state for 8 years pleaded guilty in a London court in 2012 to a 10-count charge of fraud and money-laundering, involving sums amounting to at least 50 million pounds ($66 million).

He received a 13-year jail sentence of which he served half, as is common in the British system.

Ibori, who is now back in Nigeria, appealed against his conviction, alleging misconduct by British Police and prosecutors, which he argued, tainted the judicial process.

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