Lawyer Bhadresh Gohil has claimed that a former police officer within Scotland Yard, who was investigating a money laundering case of billionaire Nigerian politician James Ibori, had received cover-up payments from the private detective agency RISC Management that worked for Ibori.
Last week Gohil who was accused of leaking fabricated documents to the media and MPs, was cleared after the Crown Prosecution Service withdrew a charge of perverting the course of justice against him.
Reports say the decision to prosecute Gohil backfired as the Crown Prosecution Service was accused of withholding key documents that could have proved police corruption.
Ibori had in 2012 pleaded guilty to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud in the UK. He is now serving 13 years in prison.
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 RISC had in fact paid bribes to Met officers. He was freed from jail last year and may now challenge his previous conviction.