GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday January 11, 2018 – Police Commissioner Leslie James has confirmed that police are investigating “a matter of national security” involving former government legislator Charrandass Persaud, who voted against the David Granger administration in last month’s no confidence motion.
But he has declined to give details about the nature of the investigation, saying that it is “a sensitive matter”.
“At this point of time we are collecting evidence,” he told reporters yesterday, saying that he would not publicly disclose what issue the police was probing. “A former Member of Parliament is reported to be involved, allegedly, in some matter and that is what we are dealing with.”
Commissioner James said a press conference will be held in due course and an update on the situation will be given.
Persaud left Guyana soon after his December 21, 2018 ‘yes’ vote which gave the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) the majority support of 33 Parliamentarians in the 65-member National Assembly for its motion to pass.
He flew to Canada, where he is a citizen, and is reportedly still there.
Persaud has denied that he was bribed to side with the Opposition in the motion.