[www.inewsguyana.com] – The police have been issued with documents which now give them the power to commence investigations into the illegal transfer of more than $30M into the private bank accounts of former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. Aeshwar Deonarine and Board Member Carvil Duncan.
The files were sent to the police on November 13, 2015. Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum and Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson confirmed that the file is with the police but none would comment on the depth of its contents.
Following the discovery of the transfer, Deonarine had requested time from Minister Patterson for addition time to repay the money; however government says that to date, no steps have been taken by the former DCEO in that direction.
When questioned on the issue in September, Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman had revealed that the matter will be handed over to the DPP for advice and further action, even though Deonarine is no longer residing in Guyana.
“The absence of the presence of a person does not prevent an investigation from continuing. Government will of course seek the advice of the DPP’s Chambers and leave the matter there to be dealt with; we’re not in the business of going after people. It’s an allegation. If the man says it was not intended to commit an act of theft and he intends to return it, we’ll have to see how that goes and call on him to make good on his undertaking to repay,” Trotman told reporters on September 09.
As it relates to Duncan, it was revealed that in addition to the monies for Deonarine, he also approved payment of $948,000 to his own account.