(Demaerara Waves) The Financial Investigation expert attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington on Wednesday defended the decision to arrest former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.
“This is a police investigation, this is not a PPP (People’s Progressive Party) investigation. The police dictate where they interview the suspects, not the individuals. Also all the exhibits are here, so they [police] can’t transport them all around the country to do that. It makes sense to do the investigations at the police station where you have all the materials; your recording equipment and visual equipment as well,” Dr. Sam Sittlington told reporters.
After Luncheon and Jagdeo were arrested on Tuesday, the PPP appeared to back down from their original position that all those wanted for questioning could have been interrogated at the Opposition Leader’s Office or the law office of Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall. Instead, all the other former Cabinet and other officials voluntarily arrived at SOCU’s headquarters on Camp Street, Georgetown to be questioned.