Lutchmedial wants AG’s office to publicise how many malicious matters against the State it lost

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Lutchmedial wants AG’s office to publicise how many malicious matters against the State it lost

UNC Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial, is calling on the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs to publicise how many malicious prosecutions claims citizens brought against the State and how many it lost by failing to mount a defence.

Lutchmedial, in a UNC news briefing on Wednesday, called on journalists to question the AG’s office but said the UNC would raise questions in Parliament. It will use the Freedom of Information Act or the courts to get answers if initial requests fail.

Lutchmedial said the court’s decision to award nine men formerly charged with murdering businesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman was a serious matter because the State failed to defend the malicious prosecution suit where it had grounds for success. She said any claim brought by citizens against the State because they feel unfairly treated was a serious matter. Therefore, if the AG’s office mishandled such a case, she fears for the future of State litigation.

“My heart really and truly goes out to the family of Mrs Nailpaul-Coolman because today (Wednesday), they, like everyone in the country, must now sit and ask themselves if the State cannot convict people after 10 years of them being in prison, are the real perpetrators out there roaming free.”

She also questioned whether the State was allowing criminals to roam free.

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