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Motives of Al Miller's lawyers questioned

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 10:08 AM
Reverend Merrick Al Miller - File

There is concern that the attorneys for the Reverend Al Miller are seeking to use the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry to help their criminal case now pending in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

The concern was raised by Deborah Martin, the attorney for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, after she was prevented from cross-examining former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in relation to Reverend Miller.

Miller was arrested and charged in 2010 with aiding and abetting a fugitive after then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was captured in his motor vehicle along Mandela Highway in St Catherine.

Golding’s attorney, Ransford Braham, objected to Martin’s questions noting that Reverend Miller’s case is currently before the courts.

She suggested that Miller’s lawyer may be planning to question former police commissioner, Owen Ellington, to elicit evidence they are unable to at Reverend Miller’s trial.

Miller’s attorney has applied for standing and plans to appear to cross-examine witnesses at the Tivoli Commission.

Commission chairman, Sir David Simmons, has ordered that attorneys steer clear of matters relating to Reverend Miller.

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