Niger's government spokesman says the son of Moammar Gadhafi has been ordered back to his home after violating the terms of his house arrest.

Marou Amadou said Saturday that al-Saadi Gadhafi will not be handed over to Libyan authorities.

Al-Saadi fled to Niger as his father's regime crumbled in September 2011 and has been under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since.

The younger Gadhafi is still the subject of a U.N. travel ban but is not wanted by the International Criminal Court.

His brother Seif awaits trial in Libya. Other family members have been granted asylum in Oman.

Al-Saadi Gadhafi is known for his love of professional soccer and playboy lifestyle.

Amadou did not say where the Libyan refugee had gone to violate the house arrest.