Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called on the Police Commissioner to charge Eric Phillips, an employee of of the State Assets Recovery Unit in the Ministry of the Presidency for issue threats against him and other PPP leaders and their families.
Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who penned a letter to thes Commission on behalf of Jagdeo stated that as “a result of the above publication by Mr. Philips, my clients and their respective families are now exposed to the risk of being killed or suffering grievous bodily harm.”
The PPP contends that the unit was created by the government to harass political opponents.
SARU has been involved in investigating PPP leaders and has been using the media to hurl wild accusations against them. Recently the Opposition leader and others were arrested by the Police in a further effort to intimidate them. Jagdeo’s response was that these efforts will not scare the PPP from resisting the unpopular measures being undertaken by the government.
The Letter, copied to various persons in authority in Guyana and the diplomatic community, reiterated the position of the People’s Progressive Party that SARU is an outfit that is “illegal and unlawful.”
Phillips’ outburst on the social media came after the Opposition Leader recently took him to task for claiming that some 15,000 ounces of gold were stolen each month under the PPP/C administration.