Why do nations keep going after street hawkers, when the real criminals are inside government?
As the BBC reports, James Ibori, the former governor of Nigeria's Delta State, bought a London mansion for $2.2 million in cash while his official salary was $25,000 a year. He has now pleaded guilty in UK court to ten counts stemming from accusations of money laundering and grabbing $250 million in state funds to pad his personal lifestyle. The photos show a few of the wads of cash he had stashed in his house.
Ibori's wife, sister, mistress, and even his London solicitor have previously been convicted of money-laundering.
And to think, as the BBC also notes, Ibori once had a clear shot at becoming Nigeria's president!