by Lekan Olanrewaju
As we’re probably all aware by now, former governor James Ibori was yesterday sentenced to 13 years in prison for a number of corruption and money laundering charges. It is not every day occurrences like this take place so as you can imagine it made for quite the hot topic.
Check out the top tweets on the issue below:
@je_mc2: If we could find out how many people have died as a result of Ibori’s corruption, he would be looking at consecutive life sentences.
@omojuwa: Fashanu has denied that Ibori was convicted today. Said he agreed to take part in a UK movie as a convict #Fashanuforgotthis
@forakin: Even with an imagination out of this world James Ibori can never be seen as a Robin Hood figure.
@toluogunlesi: No doubt there’ll be an after-party to celebrate the fact that James got 13, not 130 years…
@AbangMercy: If you have collected part of the looted funds from Ibori or your father did, today you shall share in that sentence. #JohnFashanu
@aninoritse: Na lie oo..ibori must stay london prison oo. If he come here now, na dstv and personal chef him go get. Make e stay prison for jand.
@DamiOyedele: May all who (intend to) siphon Nigeria’s funds go the way of Ibori. With jail time being 13^x, where x is a positive integer greater than 2.
@Reine_LaGlace: In other exciting news, Ibori sentencing party live at Rehab on Friday night! Come dressed as you were born.
@ogundamisi: Mixed Feelings about #JamesIbori ‘s sentencing today, glad he was brought to justice, feel sad Nigeria would have to ‘outsource’ justice.
@rosanwo: Ibori is 54years old, he can still be PDP National Youth Leader in 6years time, a PDP convict must be celebrated, ask Olabode George