Police chief distances himself from “bugging” allegation
Police Commissioner Henry Greene said he is prepared to go public with the findings of any investigation into the allegation by the former police chief.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday November 7, 2011 - Police Commissioner Henry Greene said he is prepared for any investigation into the alleged bugging of the office of his predecessor Winston Felix.
And, he has offered to go public with the results of such a probe.
Greene’s stance came in the wake of a report in a local newspaper which quotes Felix as stating that his office may have been bugged in January 2006, when he was out of the country on official business.
Greene, who was the most senior deputy commissioner at the time, distanced himself from the report.
He said he was ill at the time the then police chief was out of the country.
“At no time between the Friday mid-day and the Monday when I resumed duty did I visit Mr. Felix’s office,” he stressed in the media statement.
The police commissioner challenged his predecessor to provide more information to support his claim.
“I am saying that Mr. Winston Felix should be asked to say who is the person who occupied his office during January 2006 while he was overseas,” Commissioner Greene stated.
“If there are any further doubts I would recommend that those in authority investigate the dates of my hospitalization, the dates of Mr. Felix’s departure from and return to the country, and who would have utilized his office during that period. Mr. Felix would have had the benefit of a Personal Assistant and Secretaries who may be able to provide assistance in relation to any form of investigation or inquiry,” he added.