BEVERLY HILLS, February 06, (THEWILL) – Chief James Onanefe Ibori, a former Governor of Delta state has refuted media reports which claimed that he was deported from the United Kingdom revealing that he left Britain voluntarily.
He disclosed that he has in his possession record of documented letters between his solicitors and the British Home off exit which proves beyond all reasonable doubts that he was granted leave to exit Britain.
In a press statement signed by Chief Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, he explained that reports reached him Sunday afternoon that a Twitter handle in his name (@ChiefIbori), with his picture too, has been trending on the internet but declared that he has no Twitter Account at all.
His media office immediately reached out to some journalists such as to warn Nigerians not to fall victim to the fraudster who created that Twitter Account for whatever reason.
“We can only suspect that a confidence trickster must have created that account to lure incredulous Nigerians into a 419 trap,” the statement read.
“Please, Chief Ibori would like the general public to disregard that account and to stop assessing the Twitter handle over matters or discussions affecting him as he neither nor those working for him created that Twitter handle or has ever commented on it.
“The Twitter administrators have been advised to shut down the account and whenever Ibori sees the need to create a Twitter account, the public would be so advised.
“Second, Ibori wishes to correct the impression created by some news reports that he was deported from the UK.
“Even though I had wanted to publicise my return to Nigeria so that wrong meanings would not be read into the public interest I knew my presence in Nigeria would elicit, and also because I never wanted any crowd that would gather because of me to disturb a single Nigerian in the course of their duties, all my efforts to keep the trip secret failed.
“The airline that brought me into Nigeria is public knowledge. So, too, my disembarkation at the Airport.
“So, it would be easy to verify that I was not deported because the deporting country’s officials would always hand over deportees to Nigerian Immigration officials and documents would also be exchanged. Those who have chosen to report lies, and claim that I was deported know that no document exists anywhere in the world to back up those malicious claims.”