PM confirms his Party’s Chairman is under investigation for alleged fraud

by: Rawle Titus

Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has confirmed reports that the chairman of his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is under police investigation.

Prime Minister Thomas says the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Police force is investigating Kenrick Fullerton, an advisor in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports.

Fullerton is being accused of allegedly forging the signature of a senior public servant in the ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports to access money from a local bank.

“I am aware that there is an investigation going on. I am not aware of the extent of that investigation” Prime Minister Thomas told reporters before leaving for New York to attend celebrations marking Grenada’s 38th Anniversary of independence.

The Prime who was openly campaigned against Fullerton becoming Party Chairman in the last Party convention said he did not initiate the investigation, and he is not going to intervene in the matter.

“I had a discussion with him (Fullerton). I told him I do not interfere with the organs of the state. They have their work to do… they have to do what is required of them .I would not interfere with any process” the Prime Minister said.

“There is a process. The legal system will take its course. I would not interfere or disrupt the legal system” Prime Minister Thomas insisted.

This is not the first time the NDC chair and former MP has courted controversy.

In 2007, he was forced to resign from the party amid allegations of wife-beating.

The Police probe into Fullerton is the latest salvo in Grenada’s already uncertain political climate heightened by the Prime Minister decision to fire his environment Minister last month.

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