Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CJ's friend Dillian Johnson shot

HOSPITALISED: Dillian Johnson

CONVICT Dillian Johnson, who is at the centre of allegations involving Chief Justice Ivor Archie, was shot tonight.

Johnson, who has described himself as a friend of Archie, is currently being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Preliminary police reports state that around 10.30 p.m., Johnson was seated in the porch of his home at Springvale, Gasparillo, when an armed man approached and shot him. Police sources say Johnson attempted to block the the bullet and was shot in the hand. The gunman then ran off.

Johnson, 36, called the police who arrived within minutes. Officers secured the scene and took Johnson to the hospital.
Johnson is expected to be interviewed by officers on Monday .

An Express investigation has found that the CJ tried to influence Supreme Court judges to change their State provided security in favour of private security.

Johnson in an interview with the Express has confirmed the company in question is Fortress Security Services Ltd, where he is employed as a consultant.

Johnson also confirmed to the Express that he is a Project Superintendent at State-owned Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and has been on suspension for the past year pending an investigation, where it is alleged he instructed junior employees to conduct private work outside the confines of WASA, resulting in WASA being billed for works not sanctioned.

He also told the Express that he and several WASA employees were questioned by police following the October 5, 2015, murder of WASA senior manager of operations north-west region, Derek Hooker.

Hooker, 54, was standing outside his home at Waterwheel Road, Diego Martin, speaking with a friend when a lone gunman approached them. Police reports stated the gunman shot him twice in the head, while the other person was unhurt. The gunman ran off.

Hooker was taken to the St James hospital where he died.

On June 17, 2008, Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering a forged document bearing the names Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor and Magistrate David Harris. The documents were reference letters addressed to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) where Johnson was seeking employment.

He was fined and sentenced to 200 hours community service for the offences. Johnson has also admitted to the Express that he has four previous convictions.