Major Roger Best rubbishes  claims of the Prime Minister of coup plan in SSA as  ludicrous.

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Major Roger Best rubbishes claims of the Prime Minister of coup plan in SSA as ludicrous.

Last Wednesday Prime Minister Dr Rowley in Parliament delivered  a statement on the completed audit conducted on the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) by director, Brigadier Anthony Phillips-Spencer which revealed  startling information that the agency under Major Roger Best, had amassed military-grade weapons and ammunition and operated a highly trained and militarised so-called “Tactical Response Unit”. The report also identified disturbing practices of nepotism and opportunism leading to a concentration of members of one church being hired by the SSA, instances of dishonesty and deep deception and the SSA was increasingly incapable of securing public trust.

In response, former director of the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Major Roger Best is distancing himself from claims by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that the agency under his watch was plotting to replace the country’s political leadership.

Major Best rubbished the claims of the Prime Minister saying:“The mention of me leading a coup or any form of destabilization is not only preposterous but ludicrous.” Major Best was suspended from the agency on March 2 and subsequently fired on May 18.

His termination from the position came after his detention and interview by police, following which three SSA employees, Pastor Ian Brown, , Sgt Sherwin Waldron and Susan Portell-Griffith, were all charged with the “transferring” of four “prohibited firearms” from the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to the SSA.