Attorney calls for a commission of inquiry into christmas morning fire at his residence

first_imgLocalNews Attorney calls for a commission of inquiry into christmas morning fire at his residence by: – October 10, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Image via: blog.alexanderhiggins.comAttorney Glenworth Emmanuel is calling on the President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool, to prevail upon government to set up of a Commission of Inquiry into an incident that occurred at his home on Christmas morning last year.Mr Emmanuel’s residence in St Aroment was allegedly firebombed in the early hours of Christmas morning last year while he and his wife slept.In a letter issued to the President, copied to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Hector John, Emmanuel says regarding the investigation, he is constrained to the view that there is a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice within the Police Force, the Commissioner of Police and Executive Branch of Dominica.He has formed this view based on several primary reasons. He says chief among them is the credible confession of the arsonist, the corroborating evidence of the arsonists uncle, the available evidence to the police as an out-growth of the arsonist confession, the absconding of a person of interest on April 18th 2011 from the jurisdiction following credible information of a break in the case and the documentary evidence of motive.In his letter, Emmanuel stated further that the there was also complicated and contradictory statement on the investigations from the police commission Cyril Carrette.He said further that there is a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice because of the failure of government to condemn the atrocity, even after it was referred to Cabinet.He said the police have also failed to investigate the related theft of almost $6.9 million of firearm fees, the sabotage of his associates’ car and the theft of his firms’ computer.Emanuel says failure to set up the Commission of Inquiry into the matter with utmost urgency should lead to the immediate resignation of the Commissioner of police so that the matter can be brought to a proper closure.Emmanuel and his wife were in the house in during the incident, but were uninjured. The fire destroyed Emmanuel’s vehicle and certain sections of the house.The former magistrate has refused to subject himself to any interview with police.Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette said during a radio talk show programme The Heng on Thursday that while authorities are attempting to solve the matter, they are not getting the required cooperation from the victim.Carrette said Glenworth Emmanuel’s refusal to assist police with investigations is impeding the case.Carrette said a statement from Emmanuel was forwarded to the police by a solicitor, days after the incident occurred.Denny Shillingford who has confessed to the fire, has not yet been arrested however he is serving jail time for another offence.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share 24 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img