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The ancient town of Oghara in Ethiope West local Governments Area of Delta was on Saturday agog as former governor James Ibori returned home after serving jail term in a UK prison.



Ibori, who was convicted by a British court on charges of money laundering, arrived at the Benin Airport on Saturday aboard a chartered plane, IZYAIR, with registration number India Zulu Yanky (5NIZY).

The flight, a Challenger 60, landed the airport at about 2.25pm

Ibori stepped into his country home Oghara at about 3:30 pm on Saturday after completing his 13-year jail term in UK.

His residence was besieged by well wishers and political associates in the state to felicitate with their leader.

Hunreds of the well wishers trekked a long distance and around the town carrying leaves while some painted their faces with chalk jubilating

Similarly, musical stands were set up in various locations in the town as musicians entertained the crowd.

Speaking outside Ibori’s home, Mr Ighoyota Amori, a former senator representing Delta Central, said the return of Ibori was a good omen to the people.

“We are happy that Ibori is back, people are jubilating, the crowd you see here and the enthusiasm that has been displayed today showed that we really missed him.

“This is the only way for us to appreciate that our leader who left us long ago is back.

“His coming is a beginning of so many good things to come, by his presence today, l am sure we are gaining back all we have lost.

“Ibori remains in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but it is not time to discuss politics, all his followers around are members of PDP,” Amori said.

Also speaking to newsmen, Mr Lovett Idisi, member representing Ethiope East and Ethiope West Federal Constituency, thanked God for the safe return of Ibori.

“We prayed that all our PDP faithful should be steadfast now that we have a pure political direction.

“Their support has not been in vain, I believe now that our leader is out, we will have a sense of direction. We are a sheep with a shepherd right now.

“In my constituency, we now have somebody to consult without travelling overseas,” Idisi said.

One of Oghara’s youth leader, Mr Efe Moses said the return of Ibori would turn things around for the good of Oghara.

“We are grateful to God for the return of our chief (Ibori), sure things will turn around for better from now on in Oghara.

“Ibori is our father and we can die because of him,’’ Moses said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security was beefed up to maintain law and order within and outside the Ibori residence. (NAN)

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  1. Just as corruption is your grand father

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  2. I still do not understand why Nigerians celebrate criminals. It is quite a disgrace. I am disappointed.
    No wonder good people are criticized for good intention and bad people carry the crowd.
    I agree with our former President Ebele Jonathan, if care is not taken, Nigeria is at risk of ethnic and religious inclination

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  3. I still do not understand why Nigerians celebrate criminals. It is quite a disgrace. I am disappointed.
    No wonder good people are criticized for good intention and bad people carry the crowd.
    I agree with our former President Ebele Jonathan, if care is not taken, Nigeria is at risk of ethnic and religious inclination

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  4. I can't be a Nigerian in my next world. God forbid,what kind of mentality is this, celebrating thieves but killing the innocent

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  5. I weep. If we can stand up for corruption. If we can throw our weight in support of corruption. We are doomed. Niger delta militancy is agog in delta as a result of actions or inactions of Mr. James Ibori. Instead of seizing him to account for his crimes, you throw a welcoming reception for him. I weep bitterly.

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  6. My God! What kind of animals are these people? This guy stole the monies that were meant for the development of your state so that you and your unborn children can have a better future. He got punished for it by another sensible country and you are here celebrating his return. Kai.

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  7. Ok, they should reject their blood abi. When Al Mustapha was released, were his ppl not happy? Even till today, many northerners are still celebratn Abacha with his pictures all over their car.

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  8. These people have been bewitched. They have been blindfolded. They are in bondage. They have lost their sense of reasoning. Their thinking is wrong. They have become enslaved to wicked politicians. They are being manipulated by these greedy, demonic politicians. But how can they be delivered when they don't understand that they are in bondage? How can they be celebrating a thief? A criminal? A crook? An ex– convict? A dupe? An international fraudulent man? He should be ashamed of himself for tarnishing the name of his father except if the father also is/was a thief. Like father like son!

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  9. He can only be your father, all you criminals of public funds.

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    1. The deltans people are all thieves. It's in their blood fucking useless people in Nigeria.

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  10. Criminals celebrating criminals.. Na wa for Nigerian people

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  11. If u come to delta state u will understand, his the only good governor we have had the rest is come chop and go. Most of the good things we are still enjoying today in delta state is from ibori

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