Dr. Ashni Singh has returned to Guyana on Tuesday, he is expected to appear in court to answer to charges of misconduct in public office. According to reports the former Finance Minister has returned this morning.
Both Dr. Singh and Winston Brassington were not present in court on Monday when their matter was called by the Chief Magistrate. The men currently resides out of the jurisdiction.
Appearing for the two men were, Attorneys-at-Law, Stanley Moore, Ronald Burchsmith, Mark Waldron and Sase Gunraj.
The matter has been adjourned for May 8, 2018, when a return of summons will be heard. However, it is unclear whether Brassington will be coming for the case on Wednesday.
Both Dr. Singh and Brassington are jointly charged with three offences, the sale of three plot of lands to; National Hardware Ltd, Multicinema Guyana Inc. and Seady Business Corporation, by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU)
The charges states that Dr. Singh while performing duties as Minister of Finance and Chairman of NICIL and Winston Brassington, while performing duties as CEO of NICIL back in December 2009, sold to; National Hardware Guyana Ltd. a track of land at Liliendaal, Pattensen and Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, for $598,659,398; on May 14th 2011, they sold to Multicinema Guyana Inc. a track of land at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, for $185,037,000 and on December 30th, 2008, they sold to Seady Business Corporation, a track of land at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, for $340,000,000, without a valuation from a valuation officer for the said lands