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Arrests coming in corruption case involving St Thomas Councillor

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 9:36 AM

The Police High Command has confirmed that several arrests are imminent in the case of the St Thomas Councillor and two other persons who are facing corruption allegations.

The other persons facing arrest are a pastor and a businessman in the parish.

The impending arrests follow a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which was sent to the police last Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Anthony Castelle, who is the head of operations for Area 5, says he is aware that some persons will be arrested.

However, SSP Castelle says he has not read through the DPP’s ruling and could not say if all three persons will be arrested.

In confirming that the ruling was sent to the police, DPP Paula Llewellyn told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that her office was asked to give an opinion in relation to allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The decision by the St Thomas Police to interview the Councillor drew a firestorm of criticisms from other People’s National Party Councillors in the parish.

The Councillors berated head of the St Thomas Police, Deputy Superintendent Charmaine Shand, and questioned her competence to lead the St Thomas Police Division.

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