Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who is representing Dr. Ashni Singh in court for charges that were instituted against him and Winston Brassington, has written the Director of Public Prosecution, Shalimar Ali Hack, to have the charges dropped by Friday coming. If not Nandlall, say the he will move to the High Court to have the charges blocked.
In his letter to the DPP, Nandlall wrote, “I respectfully invite a review of the said charges for the purpose of specifically considering whether the particulars of the offences disclosed any offence at law, more particularly, the offences for which the accused persons have been charged and if not, I further invite you to consider exercising the powers vested in your office by Article 187 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and to discontinue the said charges, forthwith”.
On Thursdaylast, the former Minister of Finance and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), were charged of committing an offence contrary to common law. They were scheduled to be arraigned before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, however, the case was postponed until May 7th 2018. This is to give time for the duo to be present before the court, since they are both living out of the jurisdiction. Dr. Singh is represented by attorney-at-law, Anil Nandlall while Brassington’s attorney is Stanley Moore. Nandlall called the charges strange.
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.