Court places Ibori under house arrest

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James Ibori was jailed for fraud in the United Kingdom
James Ibori was jailed for fraud in the United Kingdom

James Ibori was jailed for fraud

The former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has been placed under house arrest in London after being released from prison.

Ibori, who had spent six years after been convicted for stealing and laundering the nation’s fund.

He was jailed for 13 years but was due for release on Tuesday, upon serving full six years.

It was also gathered that the London court which released him on Wednesday morning has restricted him to his St. John’s Wood residence.

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However, Ibori will be reporting to the London Metropolitan Police every week.

Ibori’s case was re-opened in 2010 after a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba had discharged him of all 170 charges.

The former Governor had resisted arrest and fled to Dubai, but was later extradited to the UK. However, the Nigerian government has begun the process of extraditing the former governor.