A British Crown Court has ordered the immediate release of documents and other materials uncovered by James Ibori’s former solicitor, Ghil Bhadresh, suggesting that British Metropolitan Police officers investigating corruption charges against the former Delta State governor fraudulently obtained documents against him and the lawyer.
A press statement issued by Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said that Judge Tester of Southwark Crown Court on Friday directed the prosecution to comply with his earlier order made on January 21st this year and release the documents to James Ibori’s counsels.
The prosecution had initially refused to release the documents and other materials which suggested police involvement in corruption and fraud in the James Ibori’s and Gohil Bhadresh’s case.
This order followed the dramatic turn of events in the case brought by the Crown Prosecution against Gohil accusing him of attempt to pervert the course of justice but which the crown prosecution dropped following damaging and incriminating documents uncovered by Bhadresh which the Prosecution had lied ever existed.
The allegations of corruption and documents suggested that thousands of pound sterling were paid into the bank accounts of the investigating police officers involved in the case and that there were subsequent attempts by both the crown prosecution and the British Police to cover up the misconduct.
These have greatly damaged the credibility of materials and documents relied upon by the crown and po-lice in the case, said Eluemunor who recalled that following the development, all the crown prosecutors and police officers involved had been removed from the case.
According to the statement, a new vista has opened in the Ibori trial in London as Bhadresh has approached the court of appeal to quash his conviction because the police and the crown prosecution may have misled the court and had been neck-deep in corruption.
It added that latest development may totally change the entire case as the new documents suggesting police misconduct and corruption indicates that the last has not been heard in James Ibori’s trial in London.