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West Kingston Enquiry: Golding admits he told Ellington about 'Dudus' talks with Miller, Blair

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 4:56 PM
Bruce Golding

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has acknowledged that he was the government minister who gave retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington information about communications between then Christopher 'Dudus' Coke and clergymen Al Miller and Herro Blair.

Testifying before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry recently, Ellington revealed that a minister of government asked him to speak with Blair and Miller about Coke's intention to surrender himself to the security forces.

However, when asked to reveal the name of the individual, Ellington refused, stating that the information was given under condition of confidentiality and he was not at liberty to disclose the name of the person.

However, during today's brief sitting of the commission, attorney-at-law Deborah Martin, who represents the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), read a letter in which Golding said that he may have given that information to the former Commissioner.

 

Today’s sitting was adjourned early without any public hearings.

The adjournment came after the chairman of the three-member panel Sir David Simmons indicated that they were still contemplating a number of documents, which attorneys for the JCF the Jamaica Defence Force want to keep out of the public domain.