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Camille not scared of Moonilal’s complaint to PCA

Published: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Government Minister and Arouca/Maloney MP Camille Robinson-Regis said she is not afraid of any complaint about her going to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) as she is no police officer and cannot be investigated.

“Whilst Dr Moonilal may think I am a WPC, I am not!” Robinson-Regis told the T&T Guardian yesterday at the Noor Hassanali Room of the Parliament.

“The PCA is to make complaints about police officers and not members of Parliament and not members of the public. You can’t complain on me to the PCA…what would the PCA do?” she added.

The minister was referring to a search warrant she read out in Parliament last week about Moonilal, which he (Moonilal) said, only a police can do.

On Thursday, Robinson-Regis created history by reading out a search warrant which was issued for Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal in connection with commiting misconduct in public office and corruptly giving advantages as an inducement or reward.

Meanwhile, her Cabinet colleague, Minister Stuart Young, when asked if Robinson-Regis did anything wrong by reading out the warrant, he replied: “I have absolutely no issue whatsoever in what Camille did…it is up to Moonilal to do as he pleases…I see nothing wrong in what was done by Camille.”

He added that the search warrant was highlighted in a televised media report and also appeared on social media.

The warrant, under the Indictable Preliminary Offences Act, was issued in the County of St Patrick by Inspector Derrick Walker of the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau and signed by acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle.

In addition to Moonilal, Robinson-Regis said there were eight other people and companies who the search warrant had been issued for in relation to the offences.

Moonilal yesterday wrote a letter to the PCA requesting a probe of how Robinson-Regis was able to read out a search warrant about him last week in Parliament.