How Delta State Paid Ibori N250m in Prison

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The Delta State Government paid former Governor James Ibori N250m while he was in jail in the United Kingdom between 2012 and 2016.

Punch reports that Ibori, who was accused of stealing over £250m, was entitled to life pension being a former governor of the oil-rich state because of the law he signed while as governor.

The Delta State Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Rights and Other Benefits Law 2005 which was later amended in 2009.

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

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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