UK reacts to James Ibori’s celebrated return to Nigeria

The British government has issued a statement regarding the release of former Governor James Onanefe Ibori.

Ibori was deported to Nigeria following the conclusion of his jail term in Britain.

The statement disclosed that UK officials would continue the legal process to confiscate Ibori’s loot that he stashed in UK.

The statement said they will return all the proceeds back to the Nigerian government.

The statement reads in part:

“Having been jailed for his crimes in the UK and served his sentence, Mr. Ibori has now been returned to Nigeria.

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“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 about James Ibori.

“He is a man who stole millions from the Nigerian Government and laundered those proceeds in the UK.

“He has been held to account [for his misdemeanors.]

“Mr. Ibori’s return will not prevent prosecutors from pursuing confiscation proceedings against him.‎”