Gov’t to hire int’l organisation to investigate Charrandass Persaud


The Government of Guyana is engaging an international organisation to take over the investigation into allegations of bribery surrounding former Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud.

Police Commissioner Leslie James at the sidelines of an event at Eve Leary on Friday afternoon spoke with the media but did not disclose the name of the organisation.

“A decision was made by the Government of Guyana to engage an international company to pursue another aspect of the investigation and I can safely say to you that that is ongoing,” James told the media.

Commissioner of Police, Leslie James

The Police in January launched an investigation into allegations of bribery and movement of gold by Persaud following his December 21, 2018 vote of No-Confidence which toppled the APNU+AFC Government.

In June, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the investigation has been stalled as detectives are unable to get a statement from Persaud and there is not enough evidence to file for extradition.

The former Member of Parliament is also a Canadian citizen and fled to Canada on December 22, 2018, hours after casting the vote.

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