Connect with us

Nigeria News

James Ibori To Be Set Free At Last




Delta state former governor, James Ibori would be released from prison on Wednesday before his confiscation trial begins, has learnt.

Ibori was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment sentence in the UK on corruption charges in 2012.

The home office wanted the court to resolve if he could be released before going through the confiscation trial.

The confiscation trial is to determine if his assets should be seized after serving his jail term.

Prior to his conviction, Ibori was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under Interpol arrest warrants issued from UK and enacted by the Metropolitan Police.

Story continues below advertisement

Get New DJ Mixes

His journey to prison started after his kinsmen, under the auspices of Delta State Elders and Stateholders Forum, petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing him of misappropriating resources of Delta.