Full probe needed

Opposition spokesman on National Security and Justice Delroy Chuck in a statement said while the JLP had learnt of the “unfortunate incident” and was also relieved that Bunting had not been injured, given the conflicting accounts of what happened, there was need for a thorough probe.

He said that while the minister has asserted that it was a burglary, as opposed to a hold-up, there are reports suggesting otherwise.

“It is therefore important, in the public interest, that there is nothing less than a thorough investigation into the incident and full public disclosure of the results of such an investigation.

“We must be able to determine whether the minister was in fact held-up at knife point and robbed of personal items, including an i-Pad. We must be able to confirm whether the police did in fact work throughout the night to recover the items reportedly stolen from him, how it was recovered and whether any arrests have been made,” Chuck stated.

“The country could have it no other way because, at this point in time, it is minister Bunting’s credibility that is at stake, since he is maintaining that the incident was a burglary and not a robbery, as some accounts have suggested,” Chuck added.


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