Ex-Delta State governor James Ibori, who was released from a London prison in 2016 after serving his term, has gone international as he was featured in a foreign anti-bribery course.
Twitter user @miss_funmi who shared the report, stated that James Ibori was used as an example in the foreign anti-bribery course. She wrote;
Nigeria has blown. Was doing an anti-bribery course and they used our very own James Ibori as an example
Mr. Ibori, a former governor of Delta State, was released following a court order that declined a British government’s request for an extension of his prison remand, after completing a 13-year jail term.
Mr. Ibori was jailed on April 17, 2012, for 13 years. That was the third time the former governor, described as a thief in Government House, got sentenced for theft in London. He is alleged to have stolen more than $250 million from the treasury of the oil-rich Delta State, plunging even more of his people into abject poverty and deprivation. The ex-governor is expected to be prosecuted by the anti-graft EFCC when he returns to Nigeria. Some of his stolen cash and assets were later stashed away in offshore tax havens.
He evaded capture in Nigeria after a mob of supporters attacked police but was arrested in Dubai in 2010, and extradited to the UK – where he was prosecuted based on evidence from the Metropolitan Police.