NRI lawyer claims corruption cover-up in Scotland Yard

NRI lawyer claims corruption cover up in Scotland Yard pardesi news 1459247786

An Indian-origin lawyer has claimed corruption within Scotland Yard, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

The NRI Lawyer Bhadresh Gohil has claimed that the former police officer within Scotland Yard, probing the money laundering case of a billionaire Nigerian politician, James Ibori had received corrupt payments from a private detective agency RISC Management which worked for Ibori. 

Ibori, a former governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta State, had pleaded guilty in 2012 to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud in the UK. He is presently serving a 13-year prison sentence.

Gohil who was Ibori’s lawyer was subjected to a probe by the Metropolitan police after he alleged in a submission sent to the home affairs select committee from prison, that the private detective agency, the RISC had paid bribes to the Metropolitan police officers. He was also accused of leaking fabricated documents to media organisations and MPs, and was recently cleared after the UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) withdrew a charge of perverting the course of justice against him. He was freed from jail last year and may now challenge his previous conviction.

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