Williams says no proof missing weapons left army’s custody

-witness admits PNC requisition could be false

A day after the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was told that more than 150 army weapons issued to external bodies were never returned, People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) lawyer Basil Williams suggested that the weapons had actually never left the custody of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Williams made the suggestion yesterday after Lieutenant Colonel Sydney James, head of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) G2 branch, was unable to provide information to the commission on just how the guns had purportedly left Camp Ayanganna.

James also agreed that a document, which showed that weapons had been “chargeable to the PNC” and under which someone signed for the House of Israel, could be deemed false since the party had no weapon account with the GDF.

The witness was tasked with providing information on the issuance of GDF weaponry to external bodies and on Tuesday said that 155 weapons …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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