A former prime minister calls for foreign assistance to deal with investigations into alleged fire bombing incident

first_img Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews A former prime minister calls for foreign assistance to deal with investigations into alleged fire bombing incident by: – July 26, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Mr. Edison James, former prime minister of Dominica. Photo credit; uwpdm.dmFormer Prime Minister and General Secretary of the United Workers Party Edison James is calling for the expertise of foreign nationals to assist in the investigation of a fire bombing at the home of former magistrate Mr. EmmanuelJames told a press conference organised by the UWP on Monday that the state led by the Chief of Police seems to be on a public mission to discredit a confession.“We have heard the Police Commissioner say that Mr. Emmanuel has never given a statement. I was at Mr. Emmanuel’s home on the morning when the police arrived and I saw and heard the police speaking to him. I do not know why the commissioner would say that” he said.There is a mystery and a lack of clarity around the situation with respect to one of the persons of interest.“The Police Chief has given the impression that he doesn’t know where the individual is, he has to make arrangements with his colleagues to contact him, yet we heard an interview that the individual is not in hiding and he is willing to come back…the public needs answers in this regard,” he said.He said the police must question Senior Council Anthony Astaphan regarding his role in all this.James said the authorities must get independent investigators to asist them in investigating this situation, and that the public lacks confidence in the local authorities.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Thieves storm Kotoko office again

first_imgIn less than one week, two high profile thefts have hit the camp of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.Kotoko’s plush Odeneho Kwadaso Secretariat now seems to have become the target of hoodlums in Kumasi.Fresh reports emanating from the Porcupine Warriors’ corridors indicate that thieves have broken into the club secretariat again on Tuesday night.The on-the-run gangsters reportedly took away vital files containing the documents of some transferred players of the club in recent times.A few days ago, management of the club realized that Samuel Inkoom’s transfer documents to FC Basel of Switzerland were missing.Ironically, the gate leading to the room was not tampered with, giving a clue that perhaps an insider had a hand in the deal. Kotoko reported the matter to the police and four staff members at the secretariat were invited for questioning.As the club was pondering over the mastermind(s) of the Inkoom stolen file, the club has uncovered another theft at the same secretariat.In the second incident, sources say the hoodlums managed their way into the office by breaking a glass window.A Kotoko insider hinted that just like the first Inkoom file incident, documents of transferred players like Eric Bekoe have been stolen.Kotoko’s Executive Director, Dr. K.K. Sarpong, after assuming office, vowed to lead a transparent administration. The Kotoko Boss is also reported to have promised to make public all shady deals made by past administrations, which have contributed in draining Kotoko’s coffers.Since Dr. Sarpong’s alleged statement, hoodlums have been ransacking the Kotoko offices and running away with documents of some transferred players for reasons best known to them.Source: Daily Guidelast_img read more

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