Saturday, February 4, 2017

PHOTOS: James Ibori receives hero's welcome in his country home, Oghara

Mammoth crowd on Saturday received former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, at his country home in Oghara.

Ibori recently served out a 13-year jail term in the United Kingdom and was discharged from prison on December 21, 2016. He was convicted for money laundering by the British court.

On 27 February 2012, accused of stealing $250 million from the Nigerian public purse, Ibori pleaded guilty to ten counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court, London.

In Oghara, excited politicians, his kinsmen, women and Deltans shut the entire town down with business outfits like shops and markets closed for the day.

Many residents of the town had gone out to line the ever-busy Oghara Junction point of the East/West Road, waiting for the arrival of the former governor.

Photo credit: Ossai Ovie Success

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