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Court Orders British Police To Release Trial Documents To Ibori

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, (THEWILL) – A British Crown Court has ordered the release of documents and materials uncovered by James Ibori's former solicitor Gohil Bhadresh suggesting British Metropolitan Policer Officers investigating James Ibori, fraudulently obtained materials and documents against Gohil Bhardesh and James Ibori.

According to Tony Eluemunor, Ibori's Media Assistant, his Honour, Judge Tester of Southwark Crown Court on Friday directed the prosecution to comply with his order made on January 21st this year and release the documents to Ibori's counsels.

Eluemunor claimed that 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 event 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 Gohil Bhadresh which the prosecution had denied,” Eluemunor said in a statement obtained by THEWILL.

“The allegations of corruption and documents suggesting thousands of pound sterling were paid into the bank account of the investigating police officers involved in the case and attempt by both the crown prosecution and the British Police to cover up this grave misconducts have greatly damaged the credibility of materials and documents relied upon by the crown and police in this case.”

According to the statement, a new vista has opened in the Ibori London trial, as Gohil has approached the court of appeal to quash his conviction because the Police and the crown prosecution may have misled the court and have been neck deep in corruption adding that all the crown prosecutors and police officers handling the case have been removed from the case.

“This new development may totally change this whole case as the new documents suggesting Police misconduct in the handling of the case may mean the last has not been heard in James Ibori's trial in London,” he said.

Story by David Oputah