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James Ibori

James Ibori

Former governor of oil-rich Delta State James Ibori (L) discusses with his former deputy Benjamin Elue in the courtroom at an Asaba High Court on December 17, 2009. The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba struck out all the charges against the governor accused of stealing millions of dollars during his tenure, however British police had also been investigating Ibori following the discovery of assets in the country suspected to have been acquired with stolen money. In his eight years as governor, Ibori's annual salary was less than 25,000 dollars (17,000 euros), yet according to media reports he was able to transfer millions of dollars to British bank accounts.

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