BREAKING: Clairmont Mingo arrested
Police Tuesday afternoon arrested the Returning Officer of Region Four Clairmont Mingo.
Mingo, who emerged as a controversial figure following the heavily disputed March 2 general and regional elections, was arrested at his house in Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.
Usually reliable sources told the News Room that he was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Georgetown for questioning.
Court Marshalls have been looking for Mingo to serve him criminal charges which were filed by a private citizen but were unable to locate him for several weeks.
The charge relates to the fraudulent elections declaration of March 5 which has Mingo’s signature; a national vote recount found that the numbers were inflated in favour of the APNU+AFC Coalition while the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) emerged as the true winner.
Mingo remains in the employ of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) but the News Room understands that he has not shown up at the office for months.
The Guyana Police Force has since launched a criminal probe into the March 2 polls.