Integrity Commission Chairman Ken Gordon and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard both said yesterday they were yet to receive any correspondence from Attorney General Anand Ramlogan.
Ramlogan had told the Senate on Wednesday during the Budget debate that Government was taking the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and its Chief Secretary Orville London to Court to seek a declaration that they had breached Section 51 of the THA Act by entering into the BOLT (Build, Own, Lease, Transfer) contract.
He told the Upper House that the matter of the THA's $143 million BOLT contract for the Milshirv Administrative Office had since been referred to the acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, for immediate investigation, as well as to the Integrity Commission and the Office of the DPP but up to press time yesterday both the DPP and the Integrity Commission confirmed this was not so.
"The matter has not yet come to my attention," Gordon told the Express.
Asked whether the matter had been referred to him, Gaspard said, "no".
Ramlogan, who informed the Senate that the THA BOLT issue had been referred to him by the Prime Minister for investigation, said there were too many questions to be asked about the deal. He said Section 51 of the THA Act made it clear that the Minister of Finance must approve the borrowing of loans for the purposes of capital development.
London has however argued that the THA was not breaking any law by entering into the BOLT arrangement because it was not borrowing any money. In a media release, he said he would welcome any kind of investigation into the matter.
Acting CoP Williams could not be reached for comment on whether any investigation is underway and a text message to his phone remained unanswered up to presstime last night.