Former Governor Of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori has been sentenced to thirteen years in jail for money laundering activities.
Judge Anthony Pitts of the South Wark Crown Court in London sentenced James Ibori to 13 years in prison for money laundering.
The Judge had said ” I recognize that there is another side to the man James ibori but I am not the proper person to judge your achievements and failings as a governor, that is up to the people of delta state”
Judge Pitts in addressing Ibori said: “None of the sentencing guidelines even get close to the amounts in your case”
Ibori looked forlorn and lost during the court hearing
The Judge had said if he had contested the case, James Ibori would be looking at getting 24 years but will get a discount for pleading guilty. He then sentenced the former Governor to 13 years in prison.
The Judge deducted 645 days already spent in jail and said Ibori would serve the rest in British jail. That means Mr. Ibori will be in prison for at least 7 years.