Probe found GDF supplied weapons to ‘R. Corbin,’ Development Ministry
–Walter Rodney inquiry hears
An internal investigation found that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) had issued guns to an ‘R Corbin’ and the Ministry of National Development in 1976.
Lieutenant Colonel Sydney Charles James, Commander of the GDF’s G2 Branch, made this disclosure yesterday during testimony before the ongoing inquiry into the death of historian and political activist Dr Walter Rodney. The G2 Branch is responsible for providing intelligence and security advice to the Chief of Staff and Units of the GDF.
James provided evidence to the commission on investigations run in 2008 on the provision of weapons from the GDF to external bodies. He had been enlisted in the GDF on March 3, 1980 and was required to respond to a number of questions, presented by the commission, in statement form.