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Constitutional Court to hear application in Danville Walker case

Published: Monday January 14, 2013 | 9:33 am Comments 0
Former Customs Boss, Danville Walker - File.
Former Customs Boss, Danville Walker - File.

The Constitutional Court is today expected to begin hearing an application brought by Former Commissioner of Customs, Danville Walker, who is challenging an order from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG).

The matter is to be heard by the full Court comprising three judges.

Walker is questioning the OCGís authority under the Contractor Generalís Act to probe the Customs Department.

He is also challenging a recommendation from the Contractor General that charges be brought against him.

Walker took the matter to the Constitutional Court, after his application was dismissed by both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

The former customs boss was charged following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions, after the Contractor General wrote to her complaining about Walker's lack of cooperation during a probe into breaches by the Customs Department.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrateís Court.

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