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Vol 53 No 9

Published 27th April 2012


Nigeria

Star-struck James Ibori

Delta State’s most famous son is now in prison, while accomplices and other governors walk free

Ex-Governor of Delta State James Ibori could be back in Nigeria as early as late 2016. He was sentenced to 13 years in gaol for $50 million worth of money-laundering and fraud on 17 April at Southwark Crown Court, London. Yet the man who was the principal financial backer of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua becomes eligible for parole after four and a half years. He will still be only 58.

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