September 26, 2016

TV Journalist, PPP/C questioned by Police in corrupt cop investigation

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and television journalist Travis Chase were Investigationrecently questioned by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in relation to an investigation into a matter of alleged corruption and criminal ties by Assistant Police Superintendent Mitchell Ceasar.
According to a police statement issued after reports surfaced alleging corruptions against one of its ranks, ranks of the Police Office of Professional Responsibility visited Freedom House Monday to question PPP/C members on their knowledge on the situation.
The ranks interviewed both the Party’s Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, whom they met personally, and General Secretary Clement Rohee, through his Secretary, who indicated that they had nothing of evidential value to offer.
This is despite the fact that the Party had beforehand released a statement claiming to have knowledge of the existence of audio and video recordings implicating the Police Officer.
Additionally, when the issue first arose through a television broadcast on TV Channel 67, the News Reporter was also interviewed but he too stated he had no evidence to provide to Police.
Chase had initially aired a report claiming to have knowledge of the said recordings.
During a press conference on Monday, Rohee indicated that he will not be releasing his copy of the tape for fear of compromising his sources.
The allegations
Reports recently surfaced accusing Ceasar of being involved in acts deemed inappropriate for his profession.
Some of the allegations linked him to criminal activities in the underworld; planting of guns, cocaine and other bits of evidence on persons who are presently before the Courts. Allegations also say the officer uses his linkages to implicate the lives of innocent persons.
For example, he was accused of being paid by a well-known drug lord to prevent operations from being conducted on his premises and that he spearheaded several murders and disappearances of several persons.
Ceasar was also implicated in the $90 million robbery carried out at the Bourda Post Office, along with several other high-profile executions including that of Courtney Crum-Ewing.

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