President asks AG to respond to anonymous letter that cited misconduct
President David Granger has asked Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to respond to a letter being circulated on social media accusing him of misconduct.
The letter alleged that the AG verbally abuses staff, engages in sexual misconduct and is grossly incompetent.
It was first shared on social media by a member of the political opposition last week.
The President told reporters at the sidelines of an event at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday that he is aware of the letter which is unsigned.
“I have seen a copy of the letter.”
“It is anonymous and we have to be very careful with anonymous letters. If somebody had evidence, they’d put their name to it and be prepared to defend that evidence but if it is a fake letter, anybody can write anything,” President Granger said.
The Head of State said the AG is yet to respond in writing.
The Attorney General, when approached at a subsequent event at State House, said he will not dignify the letter with a response.
He also alleged that the contentious document is ‘fake news.’
However, in a post on his Facebook page on May 16, the Attorney General alleged that the letter is the work of the political opposition.
He noted that he has been practicing law for over 32 years and no allegations of bribery of police, witnesses, jurors, magistrates or Judges were ever levelled against him.
Williams added that there was also no allegation of corruption levelled against him during his years as a Minister of Government.
“I reject out of hand the fake news of their newly acquired advisers,” he said in his social media post.