The Vindra Naipaul-Coolman case file that mysteriously disappeared and led to the state failing to defend a $20M lawsuit, has now been found.
The discovery was made known via a release from the Attorney General’s Office on Monday night.
The brief statement was issued by lead investigator into the issue of the missing file, Justice Stanley John (retired).
He stated, “In my capacity as the Lead Investigator into the captioned subject matter with particular reference in the disappearance of the file in CV 2020 -01243, I was this evening: the 6th of February informed by the Solicitor General (Ag) Ms Karleen Seenath that the file in question was today handed over to her.
“I have immediately instructed that the Solicitor General (Ag) secure that file for collection by the Investigation team, the re-appearance of this file forms part of the continuing investigation.”
The release gave no other details on who returned the file or whether it was found within the office or externally.
John and Justice Rolston Nelson were hired last week to investigate the disappearance of the missing file, which is said to be the reason the state failed to mount a defence in a matter brought the nine former accused in the Naipaul-Coolman kidnapping/murder case.
That matter involved a claim for malicious prosecution mounted by the men, who won over $20 million, or $2.1m each, in a default judgment in court last week.