The former governor will, however, be confined to a flat on Abbey Road, St. John’s Wood area in London, and pending a confiscation hearing scheduled for January. In the meantime, he will visit a police station in Croydon regularly.
News came in earlier today of the release of the former Delta state governor after serving out his 13 year prison sentence.
A UK Court, on Tuesday ruled that Ibori should be released from prison, before his assets confiscation trial commences.
However, reports say his house arrest means he might not be free to return home just yet,
His house arrest means he is far from being a free man, and will certainly not be spending the Christmas with his friends and relatives in Nigeria as has been peddled by some of his supporters for months.
Another explanation was put forward by Sunny Areh, who is an ex-media aide of Mr. Ibori.
The Sun Online, quoted Mr. Areh as saying:
His travel documents must have expired by now. He needs time to renew the documents and perfect his plan to return back home. So it’s going to take sometime before his coming to Nigeria.