British Gov’t fires SOCU advisor Dr Sittlington


British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn has revealed that special advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

Quinn, in a brief statement Thursday said that this decision has to do specifically with Dr Sittlington’s business interest in Guyana.

“In light of information about Dr Sam Sittlington’s private business interests his contract in Guyana has been terminated with immediate effect,” the British Diplomat said.

It was the Stabroek News that first reported Thursday that Dr Sittlington has registered a local branch of his company to deal with fraud, money laundering and related matters.

The Irish consultant and fraud expert, returned to Guyana in January 2018 to continue his work as an advisor and mentor to the SOCU which is mandated to investigate financial crimes.

Dr Sittlington’s contract was funded by the British High Commission.

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