He says he cannot remember his access code for the phone. I do not believe him. The access code is not loke a rarely used password, but a code used many times a day. If he had a weak memory it would be written down as presumably the phone was used for importyant government business. I also find it hard to elieve that experts cannot unlock it. As the number had been known publicly for a while I am sure that the Chinese or Israeli security had hacked it – ask them. Or demand the phones of all the relevant people who would have had communications with him.
Why has his solicitor not been arrested for not handing the phone over – the deadline was 4pm last Monday.