Published On: Wed, May 24th, 2017

James Ibori awarded ₦400 in damages over unlawful detention in London

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The former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori is said to have been awarded £1 or ₦400 by a British Court for unlawful detention in the UK.

The ex-Gov is claiming damages over his alleged unlawful detention in the UK after he was found guilty of money laundry.

Ruling on Monday, Justice Cheema-Grubb admitted that he was unlawfully held for one day, 18 hours and 10 minutes between December 20 and 21 last year but ruled that James Ibori, who had claimed £4,000 in damages for breaches of his human rights, is only entitled to a nominal £1 of the sum.

According to her, she said the Home Secretary “failed to have regard to her limits to detain” as attempts were made to claw back millions from the fraudster.

Rejecting Ibori’s bid for thousands in compensation, the judge ruled: ‘There is no compensatory loss to Mr. Ibori and I fix nominal damages at £1.’

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