The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to withdraw the charge of larceny which Attorney General Anil Nandlall was facing in the Courts over the the alleged theft of law books belonging to the state.
When the matter was called in Court for hearing, the Magistrate informed the Court that the matter has been withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions. No reason was given for the DPP’s decision.
Nandlall was charged back in 2017 over the disappearance of the law books from the Attorney General’s Chambers when he left office in 2015.
He had always claimed that the books which were purchased by the government and worth over $2 million were a gift to him and formed part of his contractural agreement to serve in the Donald Ramotar administration.
However, after the Magistrate threw out a no-case submission by his Attorneys and called on him to lead a defense, Mr. Nandlall moved to the High Court and the Appeal Court to block the case from moving forward.
Both of those Courts refused to get involved.
The Director of Public Prosecutions also stayed away from getting involved in the matter over the past three years.
But now with Nandlall back in office as Attorney General, the DPP has flipped the script has now discontinued the charges.
The matter was investigated by the Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force.