Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, along with top ministers Colm Imbert, Faris Al-Rawi, Stuart Young, Fitzgerald Hinds and Marvin Gonzales, are all set to appear before High Court judge Devindra Rampersad in November, as he considers granting an injunction to former police commissioner, Gary Griffith, to prevent the publication of the Firearm User’s Licence (FUL) audit report in Parliament.
Griffith, has been given leave to pursue his judicial review lawsuit against the Prime Minister and the members of the National Security Council along with retired police officers Wellington Virgil, Raymond Craig, and Lennard Charles – who formed part of the audit team.
The former top cop claims the audit committee was set up to investigate the firearms unit of the police and deprive him of natural justice while also considering laying the report in Parliament.
Rowley and the others will have to appear before the judge on November 9th.
Griffith wants the court to order the PM and his ministers to disclose the names of the members of the audit committee and grant declarations that the decision to commission the report infringed his rights and was illegal, unlawful and irrational, since they did not have the power to appoint the committee.
He is also wants to prevent the report from being published or laid in Parliament.