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Delta State paid Ibori N250m in UK prison

25 December 2016, 13:55

Asaba - The Delta State Government paid former Governor James Ibori N250m while he was in jail in the United Kingdom between 2012 and 2016, reports Punch

Ibori, who was accused of stealing over £250m, was entitled to life pension being a former governor of the oil-rich state.

The ex-governor, who served between 1999 and 2007, was able to sign into law the Delta State Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Rights and Other Benefits Law 2005 which was later amended in 2009.

Also read: Britain demands N7bn before Ibori’s deportation

The law makes provision for an ex-governor to be paid N50m per year among other perks.

Calculations showed that for the five years Ibori spent in the UK prison, he was paid N250m by the state government.

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