Breaking: DSS Interrogates, Frees Ibori In Abuja
The Department of State Security [DSS] has freed returned former governor of Delta State, James Ibori after interrogating him for hours in Abuja.
Newsliks had earlier reported that the returnee former governor came back to the country via British Airways.
However, he got picked up by security operatives shortly after he arrived Abuja this morning.
After hours of grilling, though, he was released and allowed to go home.
Meanwhile, Newsliks is in possession of this statement issued by the British government following his release from prison and subsequent departure to Nigeria:
“Having been jailed for his crimes in the UK and served his sentence, Mr. Ibori has now been returned to Nigeria.
“The UK will continue to pursue, vigorously, the legal process to confiscate and return to Nigeria, Ibori's criminal assets.
“The UK is determined to lead the way in a coordinated global effort to bring the corrupt to justice.
“That is why it was vital we sent a clear message to the world that James Ibori, a man who stole millions from the Nigerian Government and laundered those proceeds in the UK, has been held to account.
“Mr. Ibori's return will not prevent prosecutors from pursuing confiscation proceedings against him.”