While police investigators and the office of Public Prosecutor did not find the signed copy of the letter of request for the pardoning and the pardoning instrument, court heard during the retrial of prosecution’s witness that the two documents were drafted and tipped in the office of the then minister of public utility, Tony Nari. Nari is one of the defendants in the conspiracy case.
Lawyer Eric Molbaleh told the court this morning during his retrial that he tipped the two documents in the office of Nari.
He printed them at the office of the shipping company of the former MP, John Amos and one the defendant in the current conspiracy case.
Mr Molbaleh told the court this morning that he left the documents at the table in the ministry and said that he does not know what happened with them.
He also denied statement made against him by former speaker, Marcelino Pepite that there was a joint meeting with lawyers and him to advice him on the pardoning.
Mr Molbaleh told the court this morning that it is not correct that there was a joint meeting between him, the other lawyers and Mr Pepite in a room in the ministry of Nari.
The statement made by Mr Molbaleh followed the statement by Pepite that he was advised by the lawyers on the pardoning.
He told the court that he only tipped the documents that carried the date of 10th October and the 9th October.