Kamla wants investigation into “cheaque-gate scandal”

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Kamla wants investigation into “cheaque-gate scandal”

That’s what Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling the matter involving the emergence of cheques with her name on it.

She said the cheques are fake and were created to try and tarnish her name and the image of the UNC.

The Siparia MP is now calling on the police to investigate.

Persad-Bissessar said at the UNC’s Monday Night meeting in Couva that these bogus cheques are being pushed by the PNM as part of its campaign for the local government elections.

She also called on Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood Christopher to launch an investigation into allegations of a $.5 million bribe paid to a former UNC member to join a rival party.

An Express report stated that Kaveesh Siewdal, former head of the UNC youth arm, received a cheque of $550,000 from a private company, a cheque that was rescinded.

She urged police to act with the same haste that it did in investigating an audio tape which has stirred controversy in Tobago.

The opposition leader however, slammed the police for their rush to investigate the audio tape but couldn’t investigate and report on the Brent Thomas fiasco.

“Abducted in Barbados, put on a Caricom plane – shame! Illegally brought back to Trinidad, they (the police) can’t get investigations into that started yet.

“So this TTPS runs to investigate an audio tape but cannot up to now tell us something about Brent Thomas. Let us see if they would be equally speedy to investigate all these bribery allegations,” Persad-Bissessar said.