James Ibori returns to Nigeria, gets picked up by DSS


Former governor of Delta state, James Onanefe Ibori has returned to Nigeria.

He arrived early today in Abuja with a British Airways flight.

The ex-convict was picked up by the Department Of State Services (DSS) operatives and then taken to the head office of the secret police in Abuja for interrogation.

Ibori, fondly called Odidigbodigbo by his political fans, reportedly left London yesterday to begin the journey home, after a court gave him the green-light to leave.

He was released from British prison in December after serving half of his 13-year sentence, taking into account pre-trial detention.

Ibori was jailed for money laundering, an offence for which his wife, lawyer and some close relations were also jailed for.

The former governor is expected to fly to the southern port city of Warri in Delta state after his release from DSS custody.

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