James Ibori, the former governor of oil rich Delta state was sentenced to 13 years in jail, yesterday at the Southwark Crown Court in London after admitting fraud totalling nearly £50million. Ibori was formerly employed as a cashier by Wickes, a DIY store in north London. According to the Crown Prosecution Service, he was in the process of buying a £12.5 million jet aircraft and had acquired several large homes and luxury cars before his arrest. The CPS vowed to find his illegally obtained assets in a bid to recover some of the money. Ibori (aged 59) systematically defrauded his people while serving as the governor of Delta State.
I wonder why it had to take another country to uncover a fraud case of this magnitude. This says so much about the Nigerian legal system.