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Published: April 23, 2017 at 5:05am

The document safe at Pilatus Bank has a key and Claude-Ann Sant Fournier, the executive director, keeps it.

They took the documents that night – Thursday – because the Prime Minister will have informed them that he was about to order a sham inquiry.

Nexia BT took out their documents in the morning. People who work in the same building saw the trolleys of documents being removed to the back of the building and the documents loaded into waiting vehicles, and contacted me afterwards.

But Pilatus Bank’s documents could only be removed when the bank’s owner flew in from wherever he was, with one of his multiple St Kitts & Nevis passports. And so Muscat had to wait until then to order the inquiry.

He must have been in a real panic, because Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, the first magistrate he appointed – on 14 June 2013, just three months after he became Prime Minister – was due to go off duty at midnight.

In the event, Seyed Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and his employee Antoniella Gauci were filmed removing the documents at around 9pm and Muscat ordered the inquiry around 11.30pm.

Heydar Aliyev (far left) and his sister Leyla Aliyeva (far right) with their parents Mehriban and Ilham Aliyeva. Heydar and Leyla have accounts at Pilatus Bank.