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Papers found at Coke’s office

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Papers found at Coke’s office

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KINGSTON – Military and police personnel Friday said that copies of the extradition documents filed by the United States government against Christopher “Dudus” Coke were found in his Presidential Click office in Tivoli Gardens after the community was secured by the authorities.At the same time, they painted Coke as a coward who, after importing at least 400 gunmen from outside Tivoli to fight in his defence, fled the community shortly after the security forces began their operation last Monday to arrest him and restore order to the area.Two attorneys with whom the Sunday Observer shared the information about the documents expressed surprise, as they said it was not the practice for the subject of an extradition to be in possession of the papers supporting that request.“It would be very unusual,” said one of the attorneys, whom the Sunday Observer will not name.“My antennae would go up on getting that information,” said the other lawyer who explained that extradition documents would only be shared with the subject’s attorney after the subject was arrested.The first attorney also questioned the Judicial Review filed by Coke’s lawyers in relation to Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne’s decision to sign the extradition request, a move that would put Coke before a Resident Magistrate to determine whether he has a case to answer in the United States.(Observer)