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Ibori Regains Freedom From UK Prison

By Dipo Olowookere

After years of serving his jail term in the United Kingdom, former Governor of Delta State, Mr James Ibori, has regained his freedom.

Mr Ibori was convicted by a court in the UK for offences bordering on fraud.

During his trial, the politician confessed purchasing six foreign properties and a fleet of cars with the stolen funds of about £200 million.

He was sentenced to prison for 13 years after pleading guilty to 10 charges of fraud and money laundering in February 2012.

However, on Wednesday, a UK Court ordered his unconditional release, nevertheless held that the former Governor must return to court in January.

He said also been directed to report the police at least once a week.

This will frustrate his return to Nigeria, especially Delta State, where he still reportedly has huge influence.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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