Former attorney general Faris Al-Rawi had indicated to local law enforcement that he discussed the Vincent Nelson case with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and four Government members.
The Express understands that Al-Rawi was sent a number of questions in August and May this year by the police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
One of the questions asked by police was, “Did you discuss the Vincent Nelson case with anyone in Government as might be expected with a case involving Anand Ramlogan?”
Al-Rawi responded on August 25, 2022: “Yes I discussed this case with the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Ministers in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Stuart Young, Fitzgerald Hinds, Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal and Attorney General Reginald Armour SC.”
On Wednesday, Al-Rawi held a news conference where he was asked whether he has spoken to the prime minister on the issue. He said, “Yes I have, but not in any detail. The prime minister leaves matters of legal affairs to the Attorney General. There’s nothing to speak. Listen, these are not new allegations, you know. Let me remind you Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s near entire budget contribution last year was on Faris, Faris, Faris.”