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AUDIO: Al Miller says he feels betrayed by former police commissioner

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 9:06 PM
Miller ... Ellington gave him two options to relay to Coke: to surrender directly to the Commissioner or to American law enforcement authorities

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Convicted pastor, the Reverend Al Miller says he feels betrayed by former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington.

Miller’s comments came during an exclusive interview with The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre today, just days after his corruption case ended with a $1 million fine.

In July, the founding pastor of Fellowship Tabernacle church located in St Andrew was convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice, six years after drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured in a vehicle he was driving along Mandela Highway in St Catherine.

Today, the popular clergyman opened up about his interaction with Ellington in the days leading up to then capture of Coke.

He recounted how he acted as an intermediary between Ellington and Coke on several occasions.

According to Miller, Ellington gave him two options to relay to Coke: to surrender directly to the Commissioner or to American law enforcement authorities.

 

Convicted pastor Rev Al Miller

IN PHOTO: Owen Ellington

Coke's arrest ended an islandwide manhunt that included a massive police-military operation in west Kingston in which 74 civilians and one member of the Jamaica Defence Force were killed.

Miller had maintained that he was taking Coke to surrender to US authorities and that members of the Police High Command were, at all times, aware of his actions.