The extraordinary story of how a former cashier at a Wickes DIY store became governor of a Nigerian state and embezzled £50 million to live “like royalty” was set out before a packed courtroom today.
No doubt the usual suspects will be telling us how this shows we must crack down on offshore as he did indeed stash the money offshore.
However, given that he\’s currently in court for sentencing for the thefts it would appear that we can catch them without cracking down on offshore.
Under Nigerian law, Ibori was immune from prosecution during his two terms as governor,
Might be worth changing that part of the Nigerian code though….