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Chief elections officer arrested

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:07 AM
Lowenfield
Lowenfield

GEORGETOWN (CMC):

Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, was arrested on Saturday as part of an ongoing probe into alleged electoral fraud at the March 2 general and regional elections.

Investigators said that the arrest of the chief elections officer was part of continuing investigations into alleged electoral fraud.

According to the police, Lowenfield was arrested, and several allegations were put to him in the presence of his attorney.

“After being told of the allegations, Mr Lowenfield exercised his right to remain silent. Thereafter, a confrontation was held between him and a witness, and once again, Mr Lowenfield opted to remain silent,” the Guyana Police Force said.

He is already facing criminal charges for alleged misconduct in public office and alleged fraud.

The chief elections officer was released on station bail on the “condition that he reports to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters”.