Nigeria: Ibori’s legal team to appeal sentence

By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Apr 23rd, 2012

WARRI—THE legal team of the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori is to appeal the 13 years sentence handed him by a London court last week.

A reliable member of the team and a Warri- based legal practitioner, who does not want his name in print, told Vanguard exclusively, that the judgment of the court sentencing Chief Ibori to a prison term of four years and nine months was against the spirit and letter of the plea bargain reached with the prosecution.

According to him, by the agreement, Chief Ibori was expected to be a free man in 2014, adding that the terms of agreement were breached and they would appeal the sentence any moment from now.

He said that after Ibori had served out his term in the UK, they would be prepared to battle Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, that had said it would file more charges against the former governor in Nigeria.Vanguard

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