Caribbean News Service (CNS).
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Mar 23 2016 – Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator and spokesman Damani Tabor was arrested Wednesday for questioning based on a complaint of alleged public mischief.
Tabor’s arrest comes mere hours after Prime Minister Gaston Browne called on him to retract comments about alleged missing funds from the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).
In addition to arresting the UPP senator, lawmen also allegedly served him with a search warrant which gave investigators authority to confiscate a number of electronic devices, including his cellular phone.
Since Tabor made the allegation on radio several weeks ago, the prime minister has been demanding an apology. The police also contacted Tabor several times, asking him to report to Police Headquarters to provide a statement with respect to his claim that $500,000 was missing from the unit.
Tabor previously indicated to the media that he saw no need to speak further on the matter or with the police, since he had revealed all that was reported to him.
Cabinet has agreed to hire financial forensic investigator Robert Lindquist on the recommendation of the Antigua and Barbuda Christian Council to investigate the claim.