The ex-convicted Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, on Saturday arrived in Benin, the Edo State capital heading for his hometown in Oghara in Delta State.
Ibori had reportedly arrived Nigeria, through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from the United Kingdom on Saturday morning, after spending four and a half years in a UK prison for money laundering.
He had been expected to fly to Oghara in Delta State where a rousing reception had been prepared for him.
But it was gathered arrived at the Benin airport at about 2:30pm in a chartered private jet marked “5N-IZY\”.
The former governor was said to have been sighted in a black jacket and black pair of jeans trousers.
It was learnt that he immediately proceeded to the VIP lounge where he spent about 10 minutes before leaving for Oghara, in a black Toyota Prado jeep.
It was learnt that he was accompanied by some security operatives in a convoy of vehicles.
Family, friends and political associates had reportedly gathered at the Osubi Airport, near Warri, awaiting his arrival.
But an unofficial source said that Ibori adjusted his plan to avoid undue publicity.