With these witnesses and mounting material evidence,
investigators started to prepare for Godber's extradition.
Godber fought against being returned to Hong Kong to face trial,
denying that he had committed the alleged offences. After several
hearings, the ICAC finally won the case and obtained an extradition
order from the London court, ending an eight-month court battle.

With the London court order, Godber was taken aboard a plane and escorted back to Hong Kong on January 7, 1975 under exceptionally tight security. He was ordered to face trial at the Victoria District Court on February 17. The Government, for the first time, appointed a leading counsel from UK to act as the prosecutor in the trial - demonstrating the importance being attached to this case and the Government's determination to combat corruption.