Sanasie file was only sent once to DPP
I refer to the report captioned ‘Sanasie says he is being harassed’ published in Stabroek News on Tuesday July 10, 2012. This article has quoted Mr Sanasie as saying:
“I am aware that this matter was sent by the police to the DPP before and the DPP sent back the file and said there was no perjury. They wait until the substantive DPP come out sent back the file again and now apparently she said ‘yes you could charge.’”
This statement is totally inaccurate. It states that the file was sent twice by the police to the DPP for advice. This is not so. It was sent once as reflected by our records, and on that one occasion advice was given based on the evidence in the file. The police in the said file recommended that Sanasie be charged.
Secondly it states that there are two DPPs, and it was first sent to one who said there was no perjury and then to a substantive DPP who apparently said ‘yes you could charge.’ There is only one DPP at the Chambers of the DPP and therefore this too is inaccurate.
I am the DPP and I never spoke to any police and said ‘yes you could charge’ as Mr Sanasie is reported to have said in the article.
Director of Public Prosecutions