Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sex probe: Glenn meets detectives

...Questioned for one hour

Former minister of the People and Social Development Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh yesterday spent close to an hour being interviewed by detectives of the Central Police Station in Port of Spain.

Sources say Ramadharsingh was questioned by ASP Samaroo in the presence of his attorney Navindra Ramnanan.

Throughout the interview, sources say the former minister denied allegations levelled against him by Patricia Singh.

 Singh, 47, has reported to the police that Ramadharsingh made her perform sex acts on him when he was a minister.

Singh claimed the incidents occurred when she went to Ramadharsingh  for assistance to fast-track a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) application in 2011 and earlier this year.

Police sources say Ramadharsingh is the last person to be interviewed by detectives. It is expected that by the end of this week a detailed file will be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions containing statements made by Singh and also officials of the ministry’s Port of Spain head office.

Ramadharsingh was fired as a minister by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on March 25 following allegations of disorderly behaviour on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight from Tobago.

CAL’s flight attendant Ronelle Laidlow, 25, had filed a complaint to the police against the then minister, alleging that the minister’s hand touched her breast when he reached for her ID badge, which was pinned to her blouse. 

He also threatened to have Laidlow fired.

Following this incident he apologised for his behaviour stating he was suffering from severe fatigue but denied touching her breast.

Singh told the Express that the courage shown by Laidlow encouraged her to break her silence and make an official report about the alleged sex incident.

In  responding to the allegations made against him by Singh, Ramadharsingh in a media release  said the report was misleading and without merit and has caused personal hurt, pain and suffering to his family and he will be referring the issue to his attorneys.

He further said he was “categorically and unequivocally” denying all of Singh’s allegations.