Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has been released from prison.
His media aide, Tony Elumenor made the disclosure Wednesday afternoon.
He said Ibori was released a few minutes past noon upon a court order.
Ibori was sentenced by a United Kingdom court to prison for 13 years and served out his term midnight yesterday.
It is not yet known if Ibori will return to Nigeriaanytime soon as the EFCC is plotting to re-arrest him.
A Southwark Crown court had on April 17, 2012, sentenced Ibori to prison after the ex-governor pleaded guilty to 10 counts of money laundering and stealing $250m.
Following his conviction in the UK, there were criticisms of the Nigerian justice system.
There was national outrage after Asaba High Court struck out the entire 170 charges which the EFCC had brought against Ibori.