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Breaking: James Ibori released from UK prison

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James Ibori
James Ibori

The former governor of Delta State, Mr. James Ibori, has reportedly been released from the UK prison where he has spent four years and eight months.

Ibori, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was accused in February 2012 of stealing $250m from the Delta State public purse.

Ibori, who was governor of of the state between 1999 and 2007, admitted to fraud totalling nearly £50m.

He was jailed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, for 13 years by the Southwark Crown Court after pleading guilty to ten counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.

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