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Commission of Inquiry to probe if police neglected or failed to investigate plot to kill Granger

Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe taking the oath of office as the Commissioner to probe allegations of a plot to assassinate President David Granger.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) will over the next several weeks come under intense scrutiny over whether the law enforcement agency did enough to probe reports and allegations of a threat to assassinate President David Granger.

Heading the Commission of Inquiry is Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Slowe who has been tasked with, among other things, to ascertain if the police had information about the plot before and what they did after receiving such information.

“The Commission will review all actions taken by the Guyana Police Force and examine whether there was evidence failure, neglect or omission to thoroughly or properly investigate the intention or plan to assassinate the President and determine whether such failure or omission was intentional,” states the terms of reference.

Slowe has until August 18, 2017 or any other agreed date to submit his report to the President.

The Commission of Inquiry will also seek to determine whether any person and, in particular, officers of the Guyana Police Force had any information before and after reports were made of the plan to assassinate the President and whether any such officers communicated that information to a superior authority,” the Terms of Reference for Slowe state.

Slowe was sworn in Tuesday before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan in accordance with his appointment by President Granger “to inquire into the persons, places, time circumstances and events by and through which allegations came to be made of an intention or a plan to assassinate the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana” and to report his findings and recommendations to the Guyanese leader.

The Commissioner of Inquiry, who will be assisted by five other persons, has also been tasked to investigate and review the full range of the Guyana Police Force’s actions and responses to the reports and the extent to which such actions were conducted or executed with due diligence.

The Commission of Inquiry also has to report what official action was taken by the police force after it received information and whether there was due diligence on the part of the Guyana Police Force officers or persons involved in the investigation and recommend actions to be taken against those found blameworthy.

The Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police will not only determine who should be blamed, but also actions to be taken against them as well as recommend steps that can be taken to prevent such a recurrence . Slowe also has been asked to identify systemic issues, if any, in the Guyana Police Force’s competence to investigate matters of this nature.

  • rudeo

    Wow!….Another COI….what about a COI of all other COIs?

  • Col123

    Pres Granger…Sir, Honorable Sir ….or God…whatever!… Here is your answer to the insecurity issues in Guyana:…FIRE the SOB Ramjhattam!…Have some BALZ!…

    • ExPPP_Man

      Set you mouth straight.. he is RUM-jattan, not Ramjhttam..

      • Col123

        Ex dude…boy, I know he is not grey goosejhattan ..they dude is cheap…like most a dem Indos!

    • rs dasai

      Col
      Pl. leave the Ram J alone.Nothing he did or could have done , or the Gvt did or could have done, would have prevented such a well planned and executed event. The question is ‘ who and who’ colluded with the prisoners , provided them with ‘weapons’ and aided them?

      • Col123

        Two major incidents in the prison alone…along with the continued crime situation…..along with attempted plan to harm the Presi…OK !! you convinced me now that the chap can do nothing!!!!

        • rs dasai

          Col
          without approval from ?

          • Col123

            True..he needs approval…..It is more reason not to speculate from media reports, as we don’t have any knowledge, if any proposal was in the works for relief of these challenges…..but if there isn’t any formal plan for correction of COIs, or oversight of prison activity by this Minister…then he should answer for it!…

          • rs dasai

            Col
            The Director of Prisons is the ‘most’ responsible person who has knowledge of the ‘system’. No one should blame the Minister or the President for such happenings.

          • Col123

            Hey RS..the stuff rolls uphill..the minister of security owns as much and more responsibility for the mission of the Security system….The Director has the AUTHORITY to run the system, and is carrying out the functions at the wishes of the Minister….The Minister has the total RESPONSIBILITY for the security of the country as he also reports to the head who is the Presi …with the total responsibility for everything…Organization Behavior 101 bro.

  • rs dasai

    And the new CoP is?

  • Col123

    Chris…Where did this guy speak of Afro-Guyanese?… you mean them boys rupert, Naggie , jhaatttee .. et al are Afro Guyanese????… .. I must be an English man then!

  • rs dasai

    MG
    Have you ever see him smile?

  • shovid

    The TRUTH Will set you FREE…Just accept.