James Ibori Wins Case Against UK Government, Gets £1 In Compensation

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Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori who was released after serving 13 years in a UK prison last December has won his case against the UK Government for unlawful detention by the British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd.

Ibori whose case was heard before Justice Cheema-Grubb was awarded the sum of £1 (1 pound) as damages by the London High Court.

UK Evening Standard reports that the presiding judge in his ruling declared that Ibori was unlawfully held for one day, 18 hours and 10 minutes between December 20 and 21 last year and has such awarded the £1 to be paid to James Ibori as damages as against the £4,000 demanded by the former governor in his suit.

Justice Cheema-Grubb while delivering his ruling said: “There is no compensatory loss to Mr Ibori and I fix nominal damages at £1.”

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