Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat under the Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) administration, Dr Roger Luncheon, was moments ago arrested by agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).
INews understands that Luncheon was arrested on the grounds that he allegedly acquired a house lot in Pradoville 2 under questionable circumstances.
He was taken away from the Opposition Leader’s Office in the company of his attorney, Anil Nandlall to the SOCU headquarters in Camp Street, Georgetown.
Former President and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo told media operatives that this is yet another attempt of the APNU/AFC Government to target members of the PPP/C as a method to instill fear in them for speaking out.
Contacted for a comment, Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine told INews that SOCU is a part of the Guyana Police Force (GPF); and he is aware of the arrest, however, he was in meeting (at the time of the arrest) and is yet to be fully briefed on the matter.
(Story and photo by Ramona Luthi)