“The police has to answer, the GDF has to answer” – Teixeira weighs in on “sinister” recon mission

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 11:31 by Denis Chabrol

Guyana Defence Officer (GDF) Robert Pyle who was recently killed in an accident on Carifesta Avenue was on a “sinister” mission says Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira.

The GDF has confirmed that Pyle was on a legitimate mission at the time that he was killed. That mission was intended to be a surveillance of the premises of NICIL Head Winston Brassington.

Teixeira opined that the surveillance mission may have been an encroachment and violation of basic human rights.

“For us its a very sinister moves…these moves we think are sinister…is this an attempt to frame people…If they seize the actual source documents and people have no idea where they are documents can be tampered with,” she stated.

The Former Home Affairs Minister stated that the Chief of Stafff of the GDF Mark Phillips and the Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud have to answer for the death of Pyle and the two others that were killed.

She stated that they have a responsibility to say who gave the orders for the reconnaissance mission.

“The GDF and Commissioner of Police have to say if they were tracking Brassington’s daughter then who gave the orders…what was the interest of a person’s daughter – if you have an interest in a person there are mechanisms to do it and not chase them down the road.”

She said that while the government has a right to conduct investigations, there are procedures to be followed and in this case, these procedures were apparently flouted.

“In this case there are more questions than answers…every government has a right to investigate however if they want to deal with a person of interest go get a search warrant…it must be done within the law…what reason could there have been for chasing anybody…that’s scary, that’s not something to be treated lightly…The police has to answer, the GDF has to answer,” she stated.