A court in London has ordered the lawyer for a former Nigerian governor to pay around $36m (£28m) for helping him hide funds.

Ibori is a close ally of Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu

Bhadresh Gohil was convicted in 2010 of money laundering linked to his role in helping the former governor of oil rich Delta State, James Ibori, to hide the proceeds from criminal activities.

Both men have already served prison sentences in the UK for money laundering.

On Friday, Mr Ibori who now lives back in Nigeria was ordered to hand over $130m of stolen money.

The London court said both men would face further prison sentences if they failed to pay.

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