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As Former Delta State Governor James Ibori Pleads Guilty in a UK Court, Here is a look at his “Fabulous” Lifestyle

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After his surprise guilty plea yesterday,  a slew of UK newspaper and online media reports surfaced about former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. The BBC and the UK Daily Mail led the way with in-depth reports on his lifestyle, his rise and now his fall.

See excerpts below –

Credit – UK Daily Mail | The BBC

The former Governor of Delta state, James Ibori was undoubtedly, one of the most extravagant Governors ever in the history of our country, Nigeria. Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to laundering millions of dollars from the oil-rich state. In a brazen case of corruption and fraud, Ibori is accused of stealing up to $250million. However, his eye for ‘picking’ did not start at the Delta State Government House. Ibori has been convicted in the UK before, in 1991, for stealing from a DIY store in London with his wife who worked as a cashier. The story of how he went from there to become Governor of Delta state and to a British prison is a remarkable one.

But what is more amazing is the flamboyant lifestyle he lived with all the money he stole from the Government coffers. He quickly rose to become one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential politicians, having luxury homes, cars, five-star travel and fees at exclusive boarding schools. During his reign as Governor, he occupied the nifty position as a stripper of state resources and was compulsive with his acquisition of luxury cars and choice properties.

Much of the money stolen was laundered through his London office and he bought most of his properties there. He owned seven properties in Britain including a six-bedroom house with indoor pool in Hampstead for £2.2million and a flat opposite the nearby Abbey Road recording studios. He also had property in Dorset, a £3.2million mansion in South Africa and more real estate in Nigeria.

His taste for expensive cars covered a fleet of armored Range Rovers costing £600,000 and a £120,000 Bentley. On one of his trips to London he bought a Mercedes Maybach for more than £300,000 at a dealer on Park Lane and immediately shipped it to South Africa. He also bought a private jet for £12million, spent £126,000 a month on his credit cards and ran up a £15,000 bill for a two-day stay at the Lanesborough hotel in London.

Ibori was initially arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in December 2007, but the charges were dismissed two years later based on lack of substantial evidence. He later fled to Dubai in April 2010 when the case was reopened but was detained at the request of the Metropolitan Police and extradited to the UK last April. He was helped by family members, including his wife Theresa Ibori, sister Christine Ibori-Ibie, his mistress Udoamaka Oniugbo, and Mayfair lawyer Bhadresh Gohil. He will be sentenced on April 16 and 17.

It’s quite sad to wonder how the lives of thousands of people in Delta state and indeed, the entire country would have been changed positively if these stolen funds were put to good use.

Here are the pictures of some of the properties he acquired during his two-term reign as Governor of Delta state:

Ibori

Ibori owned an apartment in this block on Abbey Road, London

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Ibori

 

He owned a fleet of armored Range Rovers

 

His luxury home in Lagos, Nigeria

His luxury home in Kenton, North-West London

An apartment owned by his sister, Christine Ibori-Ibie in Brent, North-West London

Property owned by his mistress, Udoamaka Onuigbo in London

A flat owned by his mistress, Udoamaka Onuigbo in Central London

Ibori

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Photo Credit: UK Daily Mail
Info Sources: UK Daily Mail | BBC |

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

130 Comments

  1. Miss Fab

    February 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Haba..Only you..we don finish for this country..

    • UsaveOne

      February 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Yes its only him for now, but we still have many Iboris in Nigeria. Their time is around the corner. Goodluck to him inside jail.
      http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  2. ij

    February 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Plain and simple he is a thief and a low life

  3. janet

    February 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Na wa ooooooooo

  4. Abimbola

    February 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Ha! Them don finish us for this country. It’s Ibori Today, what is happening to the rest of the looters? God help us!

  5. AT

    February 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    hmm! Even his mistress had two apartments!
    Look at how miserable he looks in his mug shot! Shame on him!!!

  6. Amina

    February 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Na wah! May save us all

  7. TaMa

    February 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    oh how the mighty have fallen …

  8. Segun

    February 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The course of the Lord is in the house of thief. Shame on you Ibori

  9. cathy

    February 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    one can imagine what they use public funds fora and i am very sure this is not all of his properties. this country will progress by the grace of GOD. he should rot for all i care

  10. john

    February 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    A big THIEF. Stole a lot from Delta. Hope he spents quality time In JAIL

  11. concerned

    February 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    and here i am a Nigerian only hoping for good education. i am just sad that our judicial system has refused to overlook technicalities. if not why was the efcc case dismissed? we need to review our laws.

    • Joke

      February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      “We” need to do this, “we” need to do that. Im not hating, Im just saying, maybe if you tried to get into that very system that is trying to crush you, then you could make a difference. Study law or something that will get you in there. Get a group of like-minded people that have the same values and passions as you do and make that change. dont wait for the gov to change it cause you will wait till eternity. Let’s rise up ourselves and make small changes in our own lil way and not wait for some “saviour” to come change things for us. Im speaking to myself as well so it’s not like i’m bashing you.

    • Obie Price

      February 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      True talk!!! And we need to come together as one Naija and be proud of our nation..instead of tribal this & tribal that!!! WE ARE ALL ONE WITH ONE INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT! NAIJA TILL I DIE!

    • sinachi

      February 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      @joke i am a lawyer and i hope to make changes but you should understand that being a lawyer does not make you the custodian of changes. people like you should stop ‘replying’ and become positive.

    • Onyx

      February 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      @Sinach, biko, tell ’em sister, tell ’em! And I love what you said about lawyers not being the only “custodians of change”… aint that the truth.

      I once practised law in Nigeria and one day I suffered the pain and shame of being flogged through my car window by some idiot mopol officers who were trying to clear a path through heavy traffic for the NDDC chairman at the time. I took my case to court and sued them all but did I get justice? No. The most I got was “sorry, eyah, what a pity”. The sh*t that happens in Nigeria just boggles the mind, it’s not about people studying to become lawyers, it’s about a system that refuses to enforce laws. Tell me which court in Nigeria that Ibori would have walked into and plead guilty to these charges? No be fear catch am, wey im talk true when he see say oyibo man no dey play?? So abeg, make we hear word. This country needs to respect the law(yer)s we already have, we don’t need any more.

  12. ij

    February 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    and some deluded people were busy carrying placards proclaiming his innocence, proclaiming the innocence of a rogue, its just too painful honestly that in a country someone can steal this much and much more and get away with it, How can anyone in Nigeria be encouraged to make any serious honest effort at all if somewhere someone is literally sitting in his/her leather arm chair siphoning it all and before you know it some cow would start calling the youths and Nigerians in the diaspora to come and save an already sinking ship. Its just so heartbreaking

  13. sista in the Lord

    February 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Jesus!!! (im not calling the name of the Lord in vain) Please save us Lord save us from these destroyers…..i’m shaking with anger!!!

  14. chuka

    February 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    may be nigerian leaders and jodiciary should lean from london judiciary and leaders,if this case was jurged in nigeria he would hv been freed just like bancole and those subsidy theifs,now gej and his co criminals want soft landing for them ,u know why cos they steal together,shame nigeria leaders and their bribe eating judiciaries,one day revolution will happen in this country were military and civilans will kill those criminals then nigeria will then stand on her feet again.

  15. Louis

    February 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    So shall God reveal dem all one after another

  16. madman

    February 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    When he comes out of prison, there will be a BIG AND HUGE PARTY for him. Just watch. Bode George will be present, Obasanjo, Udaughan, Igbenedion, and co.

  17. TIMS

    February 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    HE HE STILL IBORO OHANEFE 1 OF DELTA I HAIL YOU SIR

    • LEAS.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      lmao….

  18. madman

    February 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I have a question, now that we are aware that these properties were bought with stolen wealth, will they be SOLD?

    • Joke

      February 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Of course not, we are just going to talk and talk and talk and talk and shout and shout and shout and shout…. and it will all come to an end. why? because we ourselves are not asking for justice to be done. Imagine if a group of people/org stood up and held the govt accountable for justice?

    • madman

      February 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      well I am sure that you are typing from the comforts of your home abroad. But sweetie, there were people that have tried to change Nigeria and were murdered. How does one create impactful change that doesn’t call for one’s untimely death?

  19. Dete Ager

    February 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Can the writer of this article and photos in it confirm if his or her story is simply not a copy of wat UK papers have already published.

  20. Peter Ajewole

    February 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I weep for my beloved country. Now, what becometh of all these wealth. It is really a pity. Those monies are now part of what the advanced countries are using to oil their economy and to provide jobs for their youths.

  21. fokasibe

    February 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Nigeria is in trouble..may God deliver us.

  22. madman

    February 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The EFCC lacked substantial evidence —- LOL no kidding?! Thank goodness for the UK government because the Nigerian government is too weak. How can someone out of nowhere just purchase all these properties and yet you claim “no substantial evidence”

  23. chinny

    February 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Ibori is not a sharp guy, but guy u no tryooo

  24. Bilkis Adams

    February 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    there is this saying that says ninty-nine days 4 d thief one day 4 d owner, nemesis will always catch up with d wicked.this wil definately as an example for others. Ya Allah help us all.

  25. no dignity

    February 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    W:OW!!! End of story!!! What next. Uve succeeded in disgracin ur family…what Greed cn do.

  26. omo naija

    February 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Our leaders are so corrupt and selfish, all these properties just for one man. chei!

  27. Anthony

    February 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    If ibori happens to come back to delta 2de like people did welcome Alamisegha of Bayelsa some deltans wil stil cary placards to share him as a hero!

  28. TRUTH

    February 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    WOW this is beyond unacceptable and is so so sad.. as an economist, I can’t help but think of how much resources nigeria is Endowed with and how much more advanced and modern our economy, infrastructure, healthcare and technology would have been if all these resources were allocated and utilised efficiently… All gone to the greed and desperation of the EXTRA flamboyant lifestyle! how much money and houses and cars does a man need?? will he sleep in all the rooms of all the houses and drive all the cars at the same time? nawa oo…. HOWEVER!!! it amazes me how nigerians are so hypocritical, and so quick to judge other and throw rocks at people especially those towards those whose make a legitimate living and those that their source of wealth is unknown .. any ways my argument is that a good number of nigerians who are judging this man would do the exact same if not more, if they are given the opportunity to exploit nigerian resources illegitimately.. lets be real and say the truth.. all i am saying is that, although what he did is wrong at all extreme levels, people should not judge with a holier than thou attitude IF they are 100% sure they will not steal a dime from the state account if they were given the opportunity to be in that governing position.. after all the bible says “he who is with no sin, let him cast the first stone” I’m just saying.

  29. happyhilly

    February 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    He’s not the only one. There are so many of them still around – celebrated by us, our traditional institutions and some of our churches.

    • Dollz

      February 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I agree with you.. they’re all around us. I really wonder why people are amazed at how much he has stolen. Its no surprise that most high-level government officials in Nigeria loot public revenue- the people of Nigeria’s money. And the more access they have to these funds the more they take for themselves, their children, friends and well wishers. Don’t we see some of their children here on BellaNaija attending so called society events? We ‘celebrate’ them, calling them beautiful, smart and successful. They wear clothes, weaves and jewellery bought with ill gotten wealth, they’re educated in the best schools abroad with money that should have been used to improve our educational system, they’re ‘successful’ because they have a network of influential people to link them up to yet again, influential positions. Its important to remember that people like Ibori (and the others not yet ‘caught’) are the 1%. We the 99% have the power to change things. And its not just talk. We can act. But first, we need a ‘mind change’. Nigerians need to stop being complacent, stop accepting mediocre leadership, and ‘handouts’ from our political leaders. Till we become truly uncomfortable with the corruption and rot around us, we won’t be motivated to demand that our public office holders act in our best interest.

    • madman

      February 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Are you single? U’re sharp ooo —- GBAM! GBAM!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Charles

    February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Bible said that whom ever that takes what belong to poor man by force or trick is a murderer. Ibori is a murderer, you can imagine the amount of surfering, subdue and pains he have caused Delta state people and Nigeria at large. I wish you remain behind bar till enterniity, pig.

  31. signature

    February 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    HEWW!! no conscience whatsoever, see as him dey still money like say na meat from pot!! kaiii, look at those properties…..i know he’s not the only thief in naija, but compared to ibori those ones are petty thiefs, OMO! this is highway international robbery…i pray they catch n embarass all of dem one by one!

    • adaku

      February 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      *DEAD* @ “highway international robbery”!!! lol

  32. Lab

    February 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The bible said d wicked shal not go unpurnish, God has expose him, only one man has such property while some nigerians ar findng it very difficult 2 eat one square meal aday. Let he sufer it

  33. urbanshe®

    February 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    What a shame! These are the kind of people portraying Nigerians as being greedy and wicked. How he managed to rule Delta state for 8years still beats my imagination. Nigeria is the only country in the world where if you steal a pack of matches in the market you’ll be lynched! And if you steal million you’ll be worshipped like a demi-god. He had it coming anyway. I pray all the looters in power end like him.

  34. Gistfactory

    February 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I believe James Ibori is been made a scapegoat here,i am not vindicating him but there are many thieves in Nigerian Government who are still walking freely.Pourquoi fait l’injustice social au Nigeria?
    http://www.gistfactory.blogspot.com

  35. Bimbo

    February 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Nawa oooo! The mighty ones are falling! Where are the rest of those who have turned our Money to their birth right. God will soon catcth them all.

  36. eesha

    February 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I concur @gistfactory, other FG thieves are walking freely, but by the grace of God they will be caught one after the other. Barawo banza, Ole.

  37. LEAS.

    February 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    hahah…delta no dey carry last….lmao still love my state tho 🙂

  38. Sunday onamade

    February 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Ibori a is big thief,haaaa all of this one person u no fear god.

  39. bundle

    February 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Apart from this embezzlement talk, google this udoamaka AKA ibori`s mistress, she is Mrs udoamaka okoronkwo, in other words she’s marreid, hmmm, who says its only men that cheat, i see marriage vows aren’t respected any more.

  40. Nkeiru

    February 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    When will a black man reason like a white man???

    • Temi

      February 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      R U SERIOUS? so a white man’s ideas/principles/reasoning is more efficient than that of a black man simply because he is…..white??? I’m ashamed of your ignorance. i mean, this is the only thing u were able to come up with? This is the only thing that made sense to u? sigh.. I dnt even have the words.

    • Joke

      February 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      thats why we have the problem we have in this country. why must we think like the white man? why cant we think for ourselves. Fela don talk am: Kolo mentality.

  41. negro

    February 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I just can’t wait for a lifetime imprisonment for him…wicked fool…

  42. ike johnpaul

    February 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    our leaders no dey try,i wish orders wil learn.

  43. ajisafe

    February 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Is too much from one!!!! Governor to acquire all this from Nigeria money this is serous. Is only GOD that will save us in their hands

  44. Yemi

    February 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Ah! We should not all just drop comments and go! Wevcelebrate this people and tolerate them that’s why they can get away with it here! Let’s start by all having Zero tolerance for people in govt and their children! When it becomes u attractive to go to ( govt) the right people with no skeletons will get the co fidence to contest! Bella it starts with you too…resist the urge to celebrate thieves!

  45. mimi

    February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Thieves ruling our country! How can one person own all these properties? God will purnish them all. touts. I dont even know how they got into power. This is just the beginning oo, igbinedion,odili,obasanjo, Goodluck jonathan, they wil al pay somenday.

  46. Personal Stuff

    February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    My God!!! Now tell me do you wanna take all this property to the grave? May God forgive our politicians

    http://personalstuvs.blogspot.com

  47. Musa Ishiyaku

    February 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Yasalam!!! All these properties are stolen from our dear country by a mere single person while more than one hundred million living in abject poverty. Shame on you Nigerin leaders. Let him remain inpresson forever.

    • UsaveOne

      February 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Musa i quite agree with ya comment. people are dying and these crooks are looting the nation dry. Shame!
      http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  48. JoyGirl

    February 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    good he was caught and now to be imprisoned, what about the rest of them including those that launder money for the said government figures – the ones that fly children on business class and house maid on premium economy!

  49. wizboy

    February 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    odidigboyigbo of Africa……u finished delta funds though u chop bt u work sha…..u are still better than…….

  50. Matthew

    February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Uk government ona 2 much kpakam 4 ona, keep it up

  51. Emm Higher

    February 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    IBORI urhobo man c strong thing.Currently each day, the collective resources of Nigerians is still being pillaged or siphoned by the wicked witchcrafteous fe. Yet under the related post, BellaNaija said “no post”. Meaning that until another foreign courts exposed and jails another of pur despots, those stealing all of our Billion billions are as gud as no body.God help Naija.

  52. Alo, vicky

    February 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    This is unbelievable; so all this fund for one persons hand to manage, while in the labour market alot of talented youths and young promising individuals are looking for work, just to put food on their table, EFCC have to tighten up their belt and do their job well, why will leaders be disgracing this country, to the extent that Ibori was convicted by another Government while we pretend to hav a functional law enforcement agents and even with the presence of the judiciary. Please its high time we work hard and stop washing and spreading our dirty linens OUTSIDE!!!

  53. fola

    February 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Can you imagine people actually went to court waering t-shirts saying ‘free Ibori’. How stupid can people get ? Free him for what ? for the money he siphoned out of Nigeria, for the money he stole from Nigerians – the fact that they are in the UK in the first place means they had to leave Nigeria – unless of course they are part and parel of his stealing – the police need to check all those idiots protesting at the court cos I am sure they have stolen too !! idiots !!!

  54. bebe

    February 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Nigeria a country where illiterates become politicians overnight..how do you expect us to move forward? a DIY thief to governor? …..na wa o

  55. UsaveOne

    February 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    No mercy for Ibori, What you pay is what you get..i wish you get more of the justice!
    http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  56. Agboola

    February 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    What is left in this country? this guy is a Criminal.

  57. Eby

    February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I cant say for sure that i wont do same or maybe a lil less/more when faced with that amounts of money, so i’m not casting a stone yet.

  58. BukiOni

    February 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    This is disappointing, it really is. Political corruption and embezzlement appears to be endemic to many African democracies. We need more transparency in our goverments, a new era of accountability and openness.

  59. T.S.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I’m sorry but Nigerians are so hypocritical. We cannot one day celebrate the lifestyle of the rich and famous (many of who, like, Ibori) made their wealth by stealing from Nigerians and then the next day, throw stones at them. All in the same forum. Just saying.

    http://www.titisule.wordpress.com

    • FERAN

      February 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      I agree with you 110% and im guilty as well. We look at pictures of all these incredibly extravagant parties but hardly comment or wonder where they got their money from. All you hear pple say is uhhhh and ahhhs and money good oh! Half of the pple talking here will probably do the same or close. Soneone once told me that nigerians are only beeffing pple like this (ibori) cos they wish they had the opportunity to do the same. We all need to check ourselves jare!!!!!

  60. mirabel

    February 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The most annoying thing is how he decieved the system with his fake date of birth and how he managed to cover his questionable past. It simply shows that no one investigates these people before they get into office. It’s either that or thet are silenced with money! Money mone money and poer! God have mercy on us…

  61. Salome

    February 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    And in a few hours bellanaija will post one of their children’s wedding and we will all gosh over it.. End of story

    • Farida

      February 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      FD
      So true….was thinking the same thing. They will show the Christian Louboutin – wearing bride and the other thieves attending the wedding, and everyone will be green with envy…..how ironic!

    • queenB

      February 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      looool abi ohhhhhhhhh

    • madman

      February 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      GBAM!!!!!!!!

  62. HateGEJ

    February 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I c educatd illitrates comentn here. Even doz whoz past governors did worse, doz who wil even steal mere 500 naira if d oportunity presents itself. Ibori may b guilty but ask ursef y d case of a common governor f a small state wil av dis hyped publicity wit photos dat cud b dat f any house in london. Wot abt d hallibutn case, wot abt bayelsa during d tym f ur clueless president? Hmmm. He’s guilty but UK n ur president av personal issues wit ibori. Let he dat is perfect cast a stone.

    • missk

      February 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      You’re talking about educated illiterates, did u proofread your comment before posting? I understand there’s online lingo but C’MON my eyes are STILL bleeding from reading this..aaargh!!

    • Oti

      March 5, 2012 at 8:42 am

      English please

  63. macino mark

    February 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Shun sir,u are an hero,pls they should leave him alone after nigeria jakajaka!

  64. cathy

    February 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    They are many Iboris in the govt only they have diversified their loots to south africa and dubai buying up hotels and prime properties and we still celebrate them in all our poverty stricken lives.Nigeria, we all need a head shrink cos something is seriously wrong with all our collective minds

  65. lee

    February 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    This is just the beginning for other Gov and looters of our great nation .They won’t escape.

  66. memphis

    February 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    It about time the nigerians people put an end to this – and do not think we can’t because we vry well can. All this talk is cheap. They should burn HIM!!!

  67. jadesola

    February 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    No wonder no one in his family does anything, they all don’t work, chopping the money their father stole while people are on the street begging for food. Wunt all this money help nigerians build the oil refinery we all so need. All govt officials are thieves!

  68. aggie

    February 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Yes its a known fact he stole bt while he was d governor his people felt his presence a governor. Let me ask what about other governors who stole and did nothin but got only curses from their people? No apologies we are a million miles away from justice in this country. What happened to governors like Lucky Igbinedion former Bayelsa state governor and d like?

  69. Americana!

    February 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    everybody here that’s commenting know that they themselves will steal money from Govt. if placed into a high position…shitttt my Uncles, Aunts, and my Parents are in Gov’t not only that we are from a Royal Family…So you know what that means Mo-money-mo-money-mo –money-mo. lol, I’m swimming in pounds, euro’s , dollars and Naira, yes I went to the best schools and traveled to the best places on earth, and have the most lavish things money can buy…. and guess what?.. it was on your expense. Lol…Gotta love my life.

    • madman

      February 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Someone’s dreaming….. lol

    • Onyx

      February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

      It’s okay, luv, keep living the life and know that in the meantime, the poor and oppressed are praying real HARD for deliverance. Have you ever heard the cry “Let God arise and fight for me?”. Mmmmhhhmm, God has His time for redeeming justice.

    • A.k

      February 29, 2012 at 12:54 am

      eya! now clap for yourself! smh

    • A.k

      February 29, 2012 at 12:58 am

      even all that money couldn’t buy you common sense

    • Avery Long

      March 2, 2012 at 2:37 am

      I hope the curses of the masses don’t damage your future – please watch your back.

  70. favour

    February 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    na wah o, God help us in dis country espcly Delta, dem dey talk say armed rubber comote anoda armed rubber enter, if uduaghan finish his tenure d next na 2 buriel delta state

  71. MIMI

    February 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wahala dey, he must face his consequence, very greedy men, the poor are getting poorer while the rich’s are getting richer, God will surly make a away for his children

  72. Naz

    February 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    and they want to gve him only 10yrs?? menh! such pple deserve life imprisonment! after he would have recoverd the funds to be used appropriately!

  73. queenB

    February 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    d guy no sharp self how u won own 7 houses for london and d metro police no go investigate. Olodo

  74. Oyin

    February 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Sad!!!!! Imagin what level of development this kind of money would have done for his state! But I keep asking…..WHY? WHY so Wicked! WHY so Heartless,WHY so so greedy?? God will definitely punish them. And it’s a pity the sins of the father shall be visisted on his children and children’s children!! I say, the youth of Delta state who want a better tomorrow for their children should stand up and say no! They should occupy their state and let these OLD idiots know that we are no longer ready to take this kind of day light robbery of our heritage. And this goes for every state in Nigeria too. Any leader who is not responsible enough to know that he is there to make things better,any leader stupid and lacking integrity that does not think and decides to steal our money to build houses outside Nigeria for his useless mistress or steal money meant for 10 generations should be sentenced to death by hanging!! And a word for those supporting him and thinking one day,it will be their turn to steal money, “WAKE UP”!!!! I can tell you the generations to come will hand pick any thief who calls himself a politician and throw into a burning fire, so BE WARNED!!!!!!!

  75. juelz santana aka D DON

    February 28, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    u people should please leave IBORI alone. we in delta from 1999 to 2007 neva complained nor took him to court i really dont know why u people are taking drugs for someone’s headache. its really funny cos most of d people in naija shouting abt how much he stole would do worse if they are dere. We love him in delta and me personal i love him more cos he made all the young boys leave the street and make money from the state government. to hell with everyone who says something bad about him. Good home and work smart till it gets to ur turn. LIFE NA TURN BY TURN.

    • Sansarai

      February 29, 2012 at 5:05 am

      “I love him more cos he made all the young boys leave the street and make money from the state government…Work smart till it gets to ur turn…Life na turn by turn”. How would you condemn him when you’re obviously cut from the same cloth? Your philosophy brings me to tears. How can Nigeria ever progress with people with this kind of thinking in our midst. So the only reason people are elected into government positions is to chop and clean mouth abi? Whatever happened to the greater good of the country? Whatever happened to serving your people and improving everybody’s quality of life? Chaiii. Your post has really got me emotional. I can’t believe you think the way you do! Incredible

    • Onoms

      March 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      We in delta? Are you being serious? I’m an urhobo girl and stayed in warri for 7 years and I can honestly say I’m sure you partook in sharing the stolen money from your comment. Ibori did NOTHING positive in delta state so spare us your gist abeg.

  76. kimbim

    February 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

  77. Memu

    February 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    People dey shout say ibori don finish dis country.i beg make una come udu road where the present deputy governor of delta state dey stay una go no say ibori na omomo for stealing.uduaghan own he don already enter jail,no be swear na fruit of ee labour.we look them

  78. Oropo

    February 29, 2012 at 2:11 am

    It is a step in the right directon, but they should stop singling people out.Why are people like Babaginda and co still walking around free?

  79. obi-talk

    February 29, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Oh my gosh you mean it is humanly possible for someone to steal $250million from Nigeria?! And people are looking for 500,000 to start business. Yeah which kind of stealing is this? he may as well have been one of the richest men in Nigeria.

    Please someone tell me this is the highest any one has stolen because it will be horrendous if there are actually men alive in this country who have stolen more than that. chei that money is too much my mind is still trying to get across some one stealing that. that means the man even had money more than some Hollywood stars sef!

  80. malonic

    February 29, 2012 at 7:57 am

    And how can it get better when we av pple like americana, who even though didn’t choose to b born to such families, gloat about their parents ill gotten wealth. Just live right in whatever position u find urself.

  81. Theodora

    February 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

    How have the mighty fallen indeed….this is the first one the other oles will soon be caught, na God go punish una one by one…

  82. sandra

    February 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

    what of Luky Igienedion of Edo State and a whole lots of them? infact may God help us. yet Nigerian leave below $1 perday….so sad

  83. zoe

    February 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Onyi oshi of delta state..kai dis man is greedy

  84. Adipee

    February 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Satan himself will kill Ibori in jail… Ibori has done what Mr. satan cannot do..He gat to die to become the chief of OLE’s in hell.

    • mimi

      February 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      LOL this your statement is very funny.

  85. Hrh Elizabeth F Obisanya

    February 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    HIS EXCELLENCY is innocent as he was forced to make a false plea under duress after he had been in Wandsworth since the time that he was illegally brought to London.
    The Extradition was illegal hence the need to lock him up, Articles 3 and 4 of it states that the request should have been refused if the person would be sent to a country that denied their fundamental human rights which Britain does – they operate under section 19 c of the Race Relations Amendment act 2000 and s 156 of Equality Act 2010 which states that any court can discriminate against blacks and or ethnic minority in a court of law . See Petitions presented to the House of Commons by John Austin MP ( Erith and Thamemsead ) and also the letter from the Ministry of Justice stating that her judges can so do.
    this is the reason why His Excellencys record from Wickes came up . the judge had applied discriminatory measures against him as we said that he would from the outset even before His Excellency was brought here. These are the problems that we blacks are facing in the United Kingdom.
    The Rehabilitation of Ex offenders Act 1974 stated that if the time was spent either via imprisonment and or fine paid then it was to be considered as paid and the slate is wiped clean. The person does not even have to declare that they had any record and if they were asked IF THEY replied NO it would not be a lie.
    THAT IS WHAT THE LAW OF THE LAND STATES even as argued by Barr Parnell in court ( Feb 15th 2012) , It was the judge that said that no as His Excellency is black.
    He was more than qualified to take the office and he did not steal any of the money.
    He has to give account of them which he was denied in the British court they deliberately did not have a trial so that these things could be established.

    HRH ELIZABETH FUNKE OBISANYA
    CHRISTIAN FILM MAKER & CONSTITUTIONAL LOBBYIST
    &
    SUPPORTER

  86. Hrh Elizabeth F Obisanya

    February 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7003100.stm

    British Deputy Prime Minster has a record for ARSON maybe you are one of those that would say it is o.k it is not . Furthermore the Crown in the Uk has been forefeited by the queens own disqualification and this applies to Nigeria who is part of the Common Wealth .. wake up and stand you for your rights Please

  87. immaculette

    February 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    for all the peoples money he stole……..
    for all the lies he told the poor masses………
    for the money of all that he personalize…….
    for been a disgrace to his name
    and for being a known convict…having been convicted before,how did nigeria and nigerians brought him to represent a state for 8 solid years..this is a national disgrace…for all these counts….sentence him to life…let’s see where he stay to enjoy the peoples wealth he accquired for himself.no wonder he kept marrying and marrying…..thieves like him

  88. Kenny

    February 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Not until we promulgate a law to be killing people who destroy our country by embezzling funds meant for our development, we can as well bid vision20: 2020 goodbye forever.

  89. Dozie b. Dibiaezue

    February 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Wa o! This is beyond reason! How did he ever think that he will get away with it in a place like The UK? Once a thief always a thief. EFCC, e remain one more person wey govern one of the SE states!

  90. Samuel

    March 1, 2012 at 3:17 am

    He has stolen upto 2 years national budget of some countries in Southern Africa, West Africa or some little country in Asia. I am reading this in Switzerland and be assured Ibori, writing is just a waste of time, you dont deserve comment, the court should simply sell all the properties and belongings of Ibori and send the money back to proper usage in Nigeria.

  91. Enuff said

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am

    he is just one of the many “pests” wrecking this great nation, i pray the law “fumigates| them out. This country rich well well, if they could gather this from one man …. imagine how much loots will be gathered from the rest? Lord intervene !!

  92. Enuff said

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    @ sansarai what do u expect from someone who answers the name D-Don? scratch a liar find a thief they are all the same.

  93. duchess

    March 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    There’s no smoke without fire even though we don’t all have the facts.Ibori is a Thief and there’s no covering it up..He’s been singled out now bcz he was caught for for all the others who are hiding,its only a matter of time b4 they are caught.

  94. ADEASQA

    March 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I think the judge that acquitted him while in nigeria should be arrested & prosecuted. this is a shame on nigeria

  95. wild3jeff

    March 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    By the way, Hrh Elizabeth F Obisanya, never forget: opinion is opinion. Fact is fact. Opinion is NOT fact.

    Please re-read the Race Relations and Equality Acts or get a qualified lawyer to explain them to you. If you feel that the UK is too discriminatory towards you, you are welcome to leave at anytime.

  96. prince

    April 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    These bastard should be shot…again there are so many Iboris in government in Nigeria, all of them should be rounded up and sent to hell where they belong. I thank Britain for exposing this thief . He should be sentenced to 40 years with hard labour .

  97. Don Nutx

    April 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    How about his oga OBJ

  98. omo oye

    April 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Ibori saw the opportunities and he grabed it, not knowing that God is there to fight for the nigerians, there are lots of ibori in that country , and I hope their names will be reviled by the grace of God and shamed and shame them,corruption is the othe of the day in Nigeria,the case had being going on for too long, let this bastard to die in jail,he made life terrible for the people in his state, and he brought a shame to Nigeria as a whole, , the nigerian justice is rubbish oyibo found him guilty but the hopeless judges in nigeria set him free,the heads of nigerian will judge the corrupt judges,our God is there to fight for the oppressors.

  99. NA ME UCHE IBORY GOOD BAD FRIEND

    April 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Na so e dey be at times like dis. uner tink say no body go fit talk am , now wetin cum happen at d end. MY REAL GUY GOES TO G.A.I.L (PRISON)…. Bro UDUAGHAN how far? shere u dey here am try chage ur minde set b4 u go join am 4 deer. I dey use GOD beg u…DELTA nor cum get say again because of one man “OGDIGBOYGBOY”….ibory

  100. NA ME IBORY.. GOOD BAD FRIEND

    April 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    But let’s not 4get dat it’s dis same omila as we all claim he is , is the only man whom made DELTA STATE what it is . I WHOLE HEARTLY ENJOY HIS ADMINISTRATION thogh every thing has season then was the season of cellibration, maximum joy, highest pleasure and above all season of loughter TO HIM, BUT now; is the season of paying back every thing that belongs to government and facing nature the way it augth to be. I’m so so sory 4 this mess as u NEVER knew it ‘ws gona BE….. BYE MY REAL GUY………

  101. Eni afe la mon

    October 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Nan only English you people can talk, do you think it s empty words that will set you free from these demons so called Nigerian leaders? you will need to fight, yes, with your blood and to your last strength, go and study French revolution and others countries that made to day, brave Ivorians civilians were the only one that took Guehi their former military president to the street with all his entire family and killed all of them because he wanted to impose his power over them, most of you re sitting here around peckham eating egusi soup and expecting that these tyrants will just leave just like that No, it doesn’t work like that so get ready to fight and with your blood or continue to watch and speak English.

  102. okez

    August 29, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I love what you did ibori i hope you will do more when u come out…am with you bro…email me @[email protected]…..you are going to leave that prison with no harm and your property return to you…believe me am trying my best am going to get you out soon enough with my connection..

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