Nigerians on social media have reacted to the viral photo of Senator James Manager who represents Delta South in the Red Chamber seen kneeling down pleading before James Ibori, a former governor of Delta State who was convicted of corruption.
It is unclear why he was kneeling at the time of reporting, but reports say the 61-year-old Manager is interested in becoming Governor of oil-rich Delta in 2023.
Ibori was Delta State governor from 1999 to 2007, looted the Delta state purse, and run to the UK where he was arrested and charge for money laundering. He still holds his head as PDP delta state political power.
Ibori pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud and money laundering at London’s Southwark Crown Court in 2012 and was sentenced to 13 years behind bars.
Having served half of his sentence in pre-and post-trial detention, Ibori was released from jail in December 2016 and is now back in Nigeria.
Parts of the $153 million reportedly stolen by Ibori, have been returned to Nigeria.