Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker has lost yet another court battle with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG).
Yesterday, the Constitutional Court became the third court to shoot down an application from Walker seeking to challenge the powers of the OCG.
Walker had filed an application challenging the authority of the OCG to probe the Customs Department and to make a recommendation to the director of public prosecutions to bring charges against him.
The OCG had launched an investigation into allegations that the Customs Department had allowed the export of scrap metal despite a ban on the industry at the time.
Walker was charged in January 2011 with failure to comply in the prescribed time with a request from the OCG and obstructing an investigation of the office.
The former customs boss, who was represented by Dr Lloyd Barnett and Keith Bishop, challenged the move in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal but those applications were dismissed.
He then took the matter to the Constitutional Court which heard the application and reserved its judgment.
Yesterday, the Constitutional Court comprising Justices Lennox Campbell, Bryan Sykes and Jennifer Straw dismissed Walker's motion.