UNC files motion against AG and calls on LATT and CoP to investigate him

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UNC files motion against AG and calls on LATT and CoP to investigate him

The United National Congress has filed a motion of no-confidence in Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC and are seeking to have the Law Association (LATT) and new Commissioner of Police Erla Christopher separately investigate whether or not he has also committed misconduct.

Opposition senator, Wade Mark, speaking at UNC’s Sunday morning press conference, Mark said: This gentleman has lost all credibility but he is of the view that we are a gullible population and will forget, after nine days. I want to let him know, that and God’s face he will never see.”

Mark added: “Because of his conduct this case (the Piarco Airport-related civil asset forfeiture case before a Miami court) is in danger and on the verge of collapse. The government has to take action to deal with this. The AG who is the chief advisor to Government on legal matters, is unable to represent our country.”

Armour was hit with a “double whammy” this past week, after the State failed to enter a defence against a malicious prosecution case in which a High Court Master eventually ordered over $20million in compensation to nine men who were acquitted of the murder of businesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman.

He claimed via a subsequent press conference that the State was unable to mount their defence because the Naipaul-Coolman case file had “disappeared.”
While give this unusual explanation to the country last Wednesday, a US appeals court upheld another US judge’s ruling barring Armour from representing Government in the civil asset forfeiture case in the Miami court.

Mark said Armour’s first move, when he realised the file had disappeared, should have been to make a police report.
He said the AG’s “gross negligence,” was grounds for a police inquiry.

He added: “In the final analysis, everything all points back to the AG’s Office. Whatever happens in that office, the ministry must take responsibility for it.”

Mark said an investigation by LATT is needed to determine if any code of ethics were breached by Armour during his involvement in the Piarco Airport inquiry, first as a defence lawyer and then as Attorney General.

“So I ask, what is the Law Association going to do about this AG (when it comes to) the code of ethics governing this very association?”He called on Armour to “do the decent thing” and resign, if only for the sake of accountability.