Police to launch investigation into alleged criminal conduct by Lowenfield, Mingo
The Guyana Police Force says it will launch a “comprehensive investigation” into allegations of criminal conduct by Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield and Returning Officer of Region Four Clairmont Mingo in relation to the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and the events that followed.
A statement from Police Headquarters revealed that it received “formal reports” against the two men on Friday and subsequently obtained advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack.
The Police did not say who made the report against the two GECOM employees.
Lowenfield is already facing criminal charges in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court relating to fraud, misconduct in office and breach of the public’s trust by providing results of the March 2 elections which he knows to be false.
His case has been postponed until August 24, 2020, as lawyers are awaiting a decision from the DPP on whether she will agree with submissions made by counsel to drop the charges against him.
As such, “the DPP has further indicated that in the exercise of powers vested in her under Article 187 of the Constitution, she will take over the private criminal charges currently pending in the Magistrate’s Court in relation to the March 2nd, 2020, General and Regional Elections and its aftermath.”
Lowenfield and Mingo are accused of providing fraudulent results of the March elections to give the APNU+AFC a victory.
The results of the elections were finally announced on August 2 after a five-month delay.