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Ibori and hangers-on celebrate his freedom

James Ibori no longer a jailbird

James Ibori was released from prison today after serving half of a 13 year sentence in the UK.

The former governor of Delta State was jailed for fraud and money laundering in April 2012.

Ibori, right, celebrates his release in London with supporters

The mother of all welcome home receptions is expected in his hometown Oghara in Delta State when he returns. However, it is not quite clear when he will leave the UK as the authorities want detain him until he handed over £18m of “proceeds of crime”.

This didn’t stop the party from kicking off in London.

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