JUST IN: Willock approached the police days before his arrest
BVI News has been reliably informed that former House of Assembly Speaker Julian Willock had made a complaint to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) days before his arrest.
The nature of the reported complaint is not yet clear to our news centre but sources close to the former Speaker told BVI News that his exchange with the police led to law enforcers requesting him to hand over his mobile phone.
He was arrested some time after on suspicion of human trafficking. And in a public statement following his release, Willock said his devices are still in police custody.
“I am yet to have my communication devices returned to me by the UK investigators,” the embattled former Speaker stated.
The RVIPF, in the meantime, have described the matter as “complex” and said they are still conducting investigations.
Willock, who is a latest of a growing group of past and present public officers to have attracted the attention of the police, has categorically denied the allegations against him.
BVI News will bring more on this developing story as information becomes available.