Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has returned the file regarding the probe into the alleged fraudulent transfer of government vehicles, to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack for further advice.
The file was first sent to the DPP two Fridays ago when the police wrapped up the initial investigations but was sent to the police last week with advice.
The Crime Chief has refused to disclose the DPP’s reaction in the case so far but said clarifications had to be made and that was done.
“I am returning the file today; there are some things I needed to clear up… I would not disclose contents but I’ll say that it was returned to me I looked at it and now I’m returning it with clarifications,” Blanhum told News Source.
The DPP’s office has also refused to comment on the status of the investigation but Blanhum has promised results “within the next couple days.”
The alleged scam came to light last month after the Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Ministry informed the government that there was an attempt to transfer a number of government vehicles to former Minister Jennifer Westford, her spouse and two other private individuals.
All of the vehicles belonging to the Ministry and which were in the possession of private individuals have been returned.
Westford was instrumental in the handing over of the vehicles and was questioned by the police.
A driver who is attached to the Public Service Ministry and whose name was listed as one of those seeking a transfer has since distanced himself from the alleged fraud and said he was not even aware that there was a move to have the vehicle transferred to his name.
Westford was on Tuesday named by the opposition People’s Progressive Party as one of its 32 members who will be representing its interest in the 11th Parliament.
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