Commerce Chamber worried about politics and business
Attorney for the APNU in the Linden Commission of Inquiry hearings, Basil Williams, today made it clear to the Commissioners that the Minister of Home Affairs ought to be called to appear before the commission, since the terms of reference covers his role and begs for recommendations for the Police Force. The Commission had appeared not too clear about whether the Minister should make an appearance. Today Williams said, he must.
The Attorney said, there are certain issues that popped up during the hearings that the Minister must address before the Commission.
The Minister could be called as early as next week.
Meanwhile, late yesterday on the stand Police Constable Rodney, who testified that he fired shots in the air 4 times on July 18th in the vicinity of the bridge, said he had his weapon with him up to 5 days after the protest and he does not know who signed for him in the police weapons book, as he returned the weapon the next day.
When Sergeant English returned to the stand, he was pulled over the fire for falsifications in the Police Force’s weapons diary covering the Linden Police Stations.
3 persons were shot dead during the protest action at the bridge on july 18th. Several witnesses including Police officers have testified that the police were the only ones there with guns on the day and the only ones firing shots.