Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gaddafi £10m mansion has to be handed over to new Libyan government

The playboy son of Colonel Gaddafi was yesterday ordered to hand over his £10m British mansion to the new Libyan government.

Former professional footballer Saadi Gaddafi bought the neo-Georgian, eight bedroom home, complete with indoor swimming pool and private cinema, shortly before the start of the Arab Spring uprising in which his dictator father was eventually lynched.

But the High Court was told that the despot’s son paid for the property - which also includes a jacuzzi, hot tub, sauna, designer furniture and wide-screen television screens in every room - by plundering Libyan state oil funds.

Mr Justice Popplewell ordered that the house in Hampstead, North West London, should be handed to the new Libyan government within two weeks after being ‘wrongfully and unlawfully’ purchased. Read More