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Calls for removal of public official

By Anna Ramdass anna.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com

A call has been made for the immediate removal of the San Fernando public official following allegations of assault made against him.

Last Saturday the Express reported that police were aware of allegations of assault made against a south public official but were unable to move forward with the matter as an official report was not made.

"In light of the serious allegations of public misconduct and behaviour unbecoming of such a high office holder, and based on information and evidence already in the public domain to this effect, we the undersigned call for the immediate removal of (official)," stated a release. The release was signed by Phillip Edward Alexander, social activist of the group ENOUGH, Nalini Dial, political leader of the National Coalition for Transformation (NCT), Wazim Daniel, councillor for the Petit Valley/Cocorite area and Paul Daniel Nahous, youth arm chair of ENOUGH.

The concerned parties also issued a call for Acting Commissioner of Police as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to treat this matter "with the most urgent of attention so as to determine what, if any laws were broken.

"As the individual at caption is a member and an appointee of the Congress of the People, we also call on the political leader of that party Mr Prakash Ramadhar to explain his silence on this most serious matter and to explain what if any steps have been taken to deal with it," stated the release.

The official allegedly verbally and physically abused his girlfriend (now ex), a young attorney at the Gulf City mall car park, South Trinidad.

Efforts to contact the official as well as Congress of the People (COP) leader Prakash Ramadhar yesterday proved futile.

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