James Ibori, former governor of Delta state has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for corruption and money laundering charges at the Southwark Crown Court 9 in London.
Veteran sportsman, John Fashanu, made an appearance in the court today. He testified saying the former governor achieved a lot in sports, and was instrumental to the end of militancy in the state. He told the court that Ibori built nine mini-sports stadia and three Olympic-sized stadia in Delta state and also built the first shooting range in Nigeria.
Well,Fashanu's appearance helped a bit because the judge admitted it as 'new evidence' and adjourned for almost two hours saying he had to re-write his already written sentence.
In addition to his 13 yrs in prison, his properties will be confiscated.