More delay mars case against Nandlall

 

Lead Prosecutor, Patrice Henry in the case against former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, told the court that the prosecution does not have all the statements to serve the defence and that the investigations are not yet completed.

The former Attorney General was charged over a month ago with fraudulently converting over $2 million in law reports which were the property of the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

Lawyers for Nandlall continue to raise strong objections to the process, posing the question, “on what basis was Nandlall charged in the first instance?” The matter was called this morning at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and the lawyers accused the prosecutors and investigators of trying to fabricate evidence to support the charge filed over a month ago.

The lawyers noted that the statements that are outstanding are from four officers attached to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) including, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sydney James. Nandlall’s lawyers have raised the issue that this is quite surprising since one would expect that the SOCU officers’ statements would be the first ones that would be available. Moreover, they questioned why James has to give a statement since he played no role whatsoever in the investigation.

The matter has been adjourned to June 8.


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