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Guyana considers seeking extradition of former GPL Deputy CEO

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light, Aeshwar Deonarine.

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light, Aeshwar Deonarine.

Guyana would ask Canada to extradite the  Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aeshwar Deonarine to answer a charge related to the alleged theft of more than GYD$27 million from the power company.

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said Guyana has asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), through the International Police (InterPol), to locate Deonarine and ask if he “could come of his own accord because he is charged here.”

The Minister said if the former number two at GPL refuses t come to Guyana, steps would be taken to extradite him from Canada. “If he doesn’t want to come, well then we are going to start thinking extradition,” he said.

Ramjattan, a former practicing Attorney-at-Law, said Deonarine has the option of challenging the extradition request.

Former GPL Board member, Carville Duncan has been charged with conspiring with Deonarine  to commit a felony between May 7 and 8 at Georgetown- that is to steal GYD$27,757,500, property of that utility company. The money was  a retroactive increase from January, 2013 to June, 2015.

Duncan is on bail and he has to return to court on February 19, 2016.

  • Emile_Mervin

    This has to be the biggest comical handling of a straightforward theft of state money. The coalition knew the money was stolen and still allowed Deo to leave Guyana. Now the same coalition wants Deo to come home or be brought back home with help from foreign law enforcement agencies?

    If these foreign agencies only knew of the stupidity behind allowing Deo to remain free in Guyana then fly out of Guyana even after he was caught stealing the money, these agencies would probably feel uninspired to help.

    I have a gut feeling there is a PPP sympathizer in a high position in the coalition government. You guys think Brassington was retained for seven months because of his institutional knowledge, then let go only to have SARU appear to be hunting him down? Brassington was given time to wrap up his personal business in Guyana and now he has landed a job in Florida. Guyanese are being played…again!