Breaking news: James Ibori is back in Nigeria
Ibori is back in the country. He arrived this morning aboard British Airways.
On Tuesday a London court ruled that former Delta state governor James Ibori, could return to Nigeria.
A confident Ibori immediately signalled a possible political comeback in the country.
He told newsmen he would return within days to Nigeria.
Ibori was released from British prison in December after serving half of his 13-year sentence, taking into account pre-trial detention.
“What happens in African politics – you are in it until you die,” Ibori said in London on Tuesday.
“I am a politician, I will always be a politician. I play the politics in my party and in my country for the good of my people,” he said after a court hearing, part of ongoing legal proceedings in his case.
Nigerian media reported that Ibori’s release had prompted dancing in the streets in parts of Delta State.