World Bulletin / News Desk
One of Nigeria's most powerful men, who was jailed in Britain for money laundering and fraud in a landmark anti-corruption case, has returned home, his aides said on Saturday.
He said Ibori, who was released in London in December after serving just over four years of a 13-year jail term, would later fly to the southern port city of Warri in Delta state.
"A chartered private plane will fly him to Warri and he will land at Osubi airfield operated by Shell," he added.
The former politician would be received at the airstrip by supporters and sympathisers who have lined up to welcome him back, he added.
"For now, it is going to be a quiet ceremony. An elaborate reception will be organised later for him at Oghara, his hometown," he said.
Ibori's media aide, Tony Eluemunor, also confirmed his arrival, saying only: "He is in town. I will keep you posted later."
Ibori was jailed in April 2012 for fraud amounting to nearly 50 million pounds (at the time $78.5 million/62 million euros) following a drawn-out extradition procedure and his evasion of arrest and prosecution in Nigeria.
He had fled to Dubai in 2010, from where he was extradited to Britain.Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Şubat 2017, 13:29