Days after the Guyana Police Force indicated that the Director of Public Prosecution has taken over the private criminal charges against the Chief Election Officer, it appears as though the DPP has not yet made that move.
When the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield appeared in Court this morning for the continuation of the matter, there was no representative from the DPP’s Chambers.
However, the Attorneys representing the agents of the PPP and The New Movement party who filed the private charges, told the Court that the DPP should be in receipt of new evidence and statements related to the case.
It was explained that the DPP was still to make a decision as requested by Mr. Lowenfield’s Attorneys, as to whether she will withdraw the charges against him.
The presiding Magistrate has now pushed the case back to the 11th September, hoping that by that date, there will be some clear indication on the way forward from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The private criminal charges are related to allegations of fraud and misconduct in office in connection with one of the reports on the final results of the elections that was prepared by Lowenfield.