By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says the Guyana Police Force have sworn testimony attributing to the identity of the persons behind the assassination of Former Agriculture Minister, Satyadeo (Sash) Sawh.
On April 22, 2006 Sawh, his sister, Phulmattie Persaud; brother, Rajpat Rai Sawh and security guard Curtis Robertson were killed in an attack on Sawh’s home in La Bonne Intention (LBI) on the East Coast of Demerara.
President David Granger at the weekend had said that the APNU+AFC administration will soon be moving to establish a Commission of Inquiry into the assassination.
Rohee, on Monday August 10, stated that while his Party welcomes the move, the police already have the relevant information on the assassination.
“The PPP will support any investigation into the killing of members of the Guyana Police Force and more particularly the assassination of Satyadeo Sawh and members of his family conscious of the fact that the Guyana Police Force have in their possession statements citing who killed ‘Sash’ and his relatives,” Rohee stated during the press conference.
Rohee, who has served as Home Affairs Minister since 2006 to 2015, stated that the Police have had the information for some time now, but could not say how long or whether he was Home Affairs Minister at the time.
“They got it for quite some time…I don’t recall exactly but I do know they have such documents with them,” said Rohee.
He was further probed about whether it was during his tenure to which he responded, “maybe, maybe not – I don’t want to engage in a guessing game here.”
Meanwhile, the PPP also says that other events that unfolded around that period must be a part of the CoI and it must also spotlight the involvement of political elements.
“Any inquiry into that period must see the re-introduction of the tape recording in which Felix, the former Commissioner of Police and now a Minister and Member of Parliament and Basil Williams, the now sitting Attorney General and Minister of Justice [Legal Affairs] were in conversation with each other discussing diverting attention from the PNC with respect to its involvement in the Agricola massacre and the planting of drugs on an outgoing passenger at Timehri,” said Rohee.