FORMER justice minister Herbert Volney, known for his off-the-cuff remarks, has gone silent.
On Thursday night following an extended Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation she had advised acting President Timothy Hamel-Smith to immediately revoke Herbert Volney's appointment as Justice Minister.
Persad-Bissessar said Volney had deceived the Cabinet by assuring that the premature proclamation of Section 34 had been approved by Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard.
In a televised national address Persad-Bissessar apologised to the country and called Volney's actions a "serious misrepresentation."
Volney went on a media blitz on Friday.
Volney spoke to several media houses on Friday from his Champs Fleurs home.
He said he was no liar and in fact was the sacrificial lamb to quell the public outrage created by the early proclamation of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act 2011.
Section 34 enabled persons who stand accused of an indictable offence such as businessmen Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson to apply to a judge to throw out a case if more than ten years had passed since the commission of the offence and if the trial had not yet started.
Galbaransingh and Ferguson have applied to the court to be freed.
Section 34 was eventually repealed in a special sitting of the Parliament almost two weeks ago.
On Saturday a Facebook account purportedly belonging to Volney attacked Attorney General Anand Ramlogan.
The Facebook post stated: "I want to thank the hundreds of people from all walks of life for your support for me and my family. We are people of faith and we are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. We need now to pray to God for strength for our Prime Minister who is now overcome by Anand Ramlogan that she may purge herself of the influence of one who is unelected by the people but influences her in a way that We the People must fear."
Contacted for a comment on the Facebook post yesterday Volney he said was going to be silent on all issues.
"I am not giving any interviews, I am not making any statements and I have no comments to make on any issue. I have nothing to say and I hope that you all can respect that," Volney said yesterday.