BREAKING: Irfaan Ali arrested, taken to CID

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Parliamentarian and former Minister of Housing under the People’s Progressive Party administration, Irfaan Ali was arrested by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) early Wednesday morning.

One of his lawyers, Priya Manickchand told News Room that Ali will be taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) where he is expected to be slapped with 19 charges in relation to the acquisition of prime seaside house lots in Sparendaam on the East Coast of Demerara, which blew up in a scandal commonly known as Pradoville 2.

Present at SOCU this morning were former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds; former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and former Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill.

This story is developing and News Room will provide more information as it becomes available.

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