Ibori Gets 13 Years In Prison

By SaharaReporters, New York

Judge Anthony Pitts has sentenced former Governor James Ibori to 13 years in prison for money laundering. 

The judge said he “recognizes that there is another side to the man James ibori,” but that he was not “the proper person to judge your achievements and failings as a governor. That is up to the people of Delta State."

Mr. Ibori looked lost and forlorn as Judge Pitts spoke before announcing his jail sentence. 

The judge disclosed that, if Mr. Ibori had fought the case, he would be looking at a 24-year jail sentence, but noted that the former governor got a reprieve for pleading guilty. He then sentenced Mr. Ibori to 13 years in prison.

Judge Pitts deducted 645 days that the former governor had already spent in jail, ordering that Mr. Ibori serve the rest of his sentence in a British jail. A legal source in the UK said that Mr. Ibori is bound to spend at least 7 years in a UK prison.

Judge Pitts rose and is expected to reconvene soon to sort out confiscation hearings. 

 

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u re a fool 4sayin this

i tot u re sayin dis jst 4 dia sins,bt 4u to mention ogboru's name,that maks u a bigger fool,can ogboru eva develop delta state d way ibori did? ,ur statements re so childish...fool for eva,dats wot u are,b sincere wit urself 4 ones,ibori single handedly transformed delta state.

Ibori and his brother (UDUAGHAN)

Ibori and his brother (UDUAGHAN) must pay for all their atrocities one day. It has has been said by the Bible that the wages of sin is death. Therefore, i assure Ibori and his brother, Uduaghan that they can never escape death. This goes to Uduaghan; You will never remain in that office that belongs to Great Ogboru forever. Believe me! U better resign out of dat office and leave d right person to go in. If u don't do what i'v asked u to do, your case will b worst than Ibori's own. All Deltans will continue to swear 4 u. Uduaghan, if u don't leave dat office, u'll die and rot in hell. Idiot!!!

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Bad people

My prayer is that, Uduanghan should go and join Ibori there bcos there is no time... And for Ibori that remaining 7 year will become 17 year...

not next but now

My prayer is that, Uduanghan should go and join Ibori there bcos there is no time...

IBORI FOR PRESIDENT.

When he comes back, he should have a shot at Presidency. We will all vote or return him un-opposed, as the first duly elected President of NIGERIA'S EX-CONVICT ASSOCIATION! How about that? If he qualifies as he may loot their treasury too. A complete thief.

Justice Has been served

This is indeed a cause for reflection and the sentencing of Governor James Ibori should not be overlooked as mere victory for the masses but we must see this as a start of global accountability and beginning of the era of good stewardship in third world countries. The developed countries believe it is their God given duty and responsibility to intervene in countries which have been plagued by extreme corruption and mismanagement of the nation's wealth which has caused untold poverty and underdevelopment.
This is just the beginning, and we shall soon see other culprits brought to justice in the near future.

Ibori Trial

For once I have read something reasonable on this forum. A lot of Nigerians are happy on this issue but what of the properties and money do they think the nigerian government will ever get it? These people do not fight fight for notting I have asked what is their interest and gain.
Is Ibori the only Nigerian politician that has properties he cannot account for outside Nigeria?

Ibori an indictment of our judiciary

The Nigerian judiciary should explain Iboris conviction as i am sure that when they had him they compromised as usual selling their conciense making them not in any way better than Ibori

Jail term for Ibori!

Dear friends,
I have read all the comments of my fellow Nigerians concerning the jailing of former governor of Delta State. Fellow Nigerians, let us not be ruled by sentiment but objectivity. I am a Deltan and one way or the other I must have benefitted from the administration of Ibori. But that should not make me canonise him as a saint, especially considering the state of infrastructural decay in the rich State of Delta. Mr Ibori was really insensitive to the plight of the good people of Delta to have embezzled such amount of money! I am happy that someone is made to answer for the corrupt practices going on in Delta State. I hope that Nigerian government will take this as an eye opener so that every 'steward' is made to give account of his/her stewardship.
EFCC should please look into the judiciary especially those that cleared Mr Ibori in Federal high court Asaba. They should be brought to book!

No hiding place.

The looters of Nigeria treasury can escaped in Nigeria but elsewhere they will be caught because there's no escape route for bad guys anywhere in the World.
What the so-called EFCC,ICPC and the JUDICIARY in Nigeria failed woefully to do,the briliant Interpol,Metropolitan police and British judiciary has done it for us.Nice thing to hear.
My joy as a Nigerian is to see all these socio-political and economic rogues,brigands and syndicates like IBORI behind bars anywhere in the World.

Good talk Toyin Adekunle. If

Good talk Toyin Adekunle. If we have more Nigerians like you who call a spade a spade, then things will change for the better.

Fred Ukata, you are a real

Fred Ukata, you are a real GOAT for making these comments.

Gov U duaghan on que to prison

After Ibori Ewetan Uduanghan will be next on line bcos they are suandering delta state money with recklessness,and iots now family buisiness

You must be a senseless

You must be a senseless person for reasoning tis way- all that matters to you is how the stolen money (from your country which an organised system help you interscept) will be returned to you. You do not care abt your country-man who has robbed you silly and instead of using the loot to improve our economy, he prefers to use it else where. Well you've sounded like you and Ibori are partners in crime.

Met Police - Don't forget Lucky Igbinedion

Lucky Igbinedion should be next, please metropolitan police go after him, since our judicial system or EFCC is not able to put him behind bars. Please help put him behind bars in UK jail too......

The money from Ibori house sale

What happens to al the money confiscated? What happens to the money derived from the sale of the properties? It needs to be returned to Nigeria and we must not let it remain in England for the queen. Its ridiculous that anytime this type of thing occurs, we Nigerians do not see the bigger picture and demand what is rightfully ours. Remember Abacha. What happened to the money? Lets DEMAND our money back! Our silly government need to wake up. Nigerians please arise and claim back what is yours!!!

Reality

Ibori failed to realize that Power is Dynamic and Relative.A lesson for everyone.

Reality

Ibori never thought of reality, now reality has appeared before him.
A lesson for everyone.

HOW I WISHED THERE WAS ROOM

HOW I WISHED THERE WAS ROOM FOR PARTIAL RE-COLONISATION,I WOULD HAVE CAMPAIGN FOR UK RE-COLONISATION OF THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY.

WE REALLY HAVE LITTLE OR NOTHING TO CELEBRATE AS AN IDEPENDENT NATION, ESPECAILLY WHEN WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT GOVERNANCE IS ALL ABOUT.

THANK GOD FOR VINDICATING THE PEOPLE OF DELTA STATE AND THE URHOBO PEOPLE WHOSE PEDESTAL IBORI USED TO GET INTO OFFICE AND EVENTUALLY PUT ON HIS ITSEKIRI TOGA TO UNDO THEM. THE GOD OF THE URHOBO PEOPLE IS AT WORK!

Ibori's Sentencing

This is one of my happiest day in recent years. Please Met. Police go after Aremu.
Thanks for all your hard work

IBORI TO PRISON

ONE FOOLISH ANONYMOUS COMMENTATOR IS CALLING GEJ A FOOL FOR ALLOWING HIS KINSMAN TO BE DISGRACED LIKE THIS.THANK GOD HE MENTIONED NO MATTER THE OFFENCE THAT A YORUBA OR AN HAUSA MAN HAS COMMITTED,HIS PEOPLE WILL PROTECT HIM. NOW LET ME ASK THAT DULLARD THESE QUESTIONS:WHERE WAS IBORI HOUNDED?IN NIGERIA OR IN THE UK?WAS HE FOUND GUILTY IN NIGERIA?IF NO THEN NOTE THAT GEJ PLAYED A ROLE JUST AS THEY ARE DOING FOR ODILI?WAS TINUBU NOT HOODWINKED FOR THE SAME OFFENCE?HOW ABOUT GBENGA DANIEL AND BANKOLE?WHERE IS AL-MUSTAFA TODAY AND FOR HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN THERE?WHAT HAPPENED TO NDUME RECENTLY?
I BELIEVE NO NIGERIAN WILL LIKE TO SOIL HIS HAND IN RESPECT OF MISDEEDS OF HIS FELLOW KINSMAN LET ALONE GEJ.

a crook jailed!

Pls let us not miss the point,the british jailed a man who broke their law on their soil,that he was ex this or that or a citizen of an ex? Colony means sqat in the eyes of the british legal system,which by the way is blind to influence unlike one I care not to name,CASE CLOSED

You should'nt have called the

You should'nt have called the president a fool, by doing this you are simply telling the world that you are a fool, coz if your president is a fool definitely you too is a fool. A foolish father can only give birth to a foolish son therefore a foolish president can only govern a foolish people.

@KaparaK :An imbecile indeed

@KaparaK
I wont say much since Wahala has put you where u belong except to advise that since you are so desperate to join the club of the crumb-catchers, you need to do more than this.

ibori is innocent

Most of u shouting and asking for ibori's head are rogues in ur right, even in ur respective pffices.just show me which nigerian is free. Show me which politician that did nt and is not stealing . Pls leave ibori aalone its his lot now you will soon face yours bcos I know u hv skeleton in ur cupboard which will be exposed soon . Don't laugh yet

Ibori is free

Are u sure u have conscience? I want 2 blve u re benefiting 4rm all dis crazy loots

When will Dumbo GEJ and his

When will Dumbo GEJ and his Wife get their own Trial and Judgement.His wifes accomplice and launderer, Mrs Ebere Nwosu was caught twice by the lameduck Efcc in 2006 first with $5million and again with 120Million Naira while attempting to launder the said monies,there was a big press hoopla by Efcc,Mrs Nwosu was Charged to court and the case was later buried by Ribadu and Efcc.,with Mr Ribadu even eating his own Vomit to please GEJ, by denying the earlier arrest.When will GEJ and his accomplices, the single biggest obstacle to the fight against Corruption and Nigerias progress,who has opened the Strings of Nigerias Purse to family looters,PDP,ACN Rogues and all comers get his day in Court..?

Ibori is free

A wise mother always protect her child regardless the crime he or she has commited but the foolish mother brings out her child to be killed. The yoruba and the Hausa will never alow thier brother to be killed inrespective of crime commited. Jonathan is a fool for alowing this

@Wähala: WELL SAID!

We need more Nigerians like you.

See also what that idiot who wrote about tif said.
(April 17, 2012 - 21:05) Made my skin crawl.

Perhaps if these retards who are supporting Ibori knew about his wealth - Google Ibori Daily Mail to see photos of his mansions - they will think twice about supporting him. I doubt that though, since most of these morons aspire to be be in positions where they can steal but are too dumb to get there.

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