James IboriNigeria West Africa 

United Kingdom court awards former Nigerian governor James Ibori £1 for unlawful detention

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.

Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012.

He was due to be released on 20 December but instead was held in immigration detention.

After he was released he launched his claim against the Home Secretary Amber Rudd for damages for false imprisonment and breach of his rights.

The former governor of Delta state has been compensated for his unlawful detention by a court in United Kingdom. BBC reports that Ibori was awarded £1 (N408) as compensation for his detention in UK. According to reporting by Nigerian News websites the former governor who should have been released on December 20, 2016, was held by the immigration service for two days.

 

James Onanefe Ibori was the Governor of Delta State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. Ibori is of the Urhobo ethnic group

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