Amerindian Affairs PS file with Police Legal Advisor
The Guyana Police Force has wrapped up its investigation into the allegations of bribery taken by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Permanent Secretary, Sharon Hicks. The file has been sent to the Police Legal Advisor Sonia Joseph.
“We are still awaiting legal advice,” the Crime Chief told the News Room on Monday.
Hicks was arrested on October 8 after police received reports that she was demanding payments from a contractor. This, reportedly, was ongoing for a number of months and the businessman was allegedly threatened that he would not receive contracts if those monies were not paid.
As such, a sting operation was conducted where marked bills were reportedly paid to Hicks by the businessman.
Subsequently, an officer informed the Permanent Secretary of the operation and found that the marked bills were in her possession.
Hicks was subsequently released on bail and later sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.