Saturday, December 16, 2017

Police yet to contact DPP over Glenn probe: ‘file under review’

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard, SC, has yet to be approached by the police for any recommendations regarding investigations into former minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh.

This was confirmed by public information officer for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Insp Wayne Mystar at yesterday’s news briefing at Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Mystar said he was aware the relevant file was being reviewed by senior police officers and that the next step would be to send it to the DPP. However, he was unable to say exactly when that would be done.

In April, Central mother Patricia Singh alleged she was made to perform sex acts on the then minister in February and in 2011 for a Housing Development Corporation house.

Prior to this in March, flight attendant Ronelle Laidlow alleged the minister misbehaved on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Tobago and touched her breast while reaching for her badge.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar relieved Ramadharsingh of his portfolio on March 25. He had been minister of the people since May 2010, when the People’s Partnership came into office.

Mystar also confirmed investigations of misconduct against Dr Delmon Baker, Minister of Tobago Development, were still ongoing.

When questioned by reporters, Mystar also indicated that as far as he was aware, there was no official investigation into a video which is currently circulating online where a person who resembles Government minister Anil Roberts can be seen preparing to roll a marijuana joint.