Months after almost two dozen persons, including former President Bharrat Jagdeo and some of his former ministers, faced questioning by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) over the allocation of lands at ‘Pradoville 2’and the subsequent disclosure that the investigation was completed, the legal minds reviewing the case have not yet issued their final decision.
The questioning and, in some cases arrests, of some top PPP officials and their close friends and affiliates dominated headlines for days. It was expected that some of them would be heading to court in a matter of days.
SOCU handed over the file to the police legal advisor, retired judge Claudette Singh, more than two months ago. Sunday Stabroek was recently informed that the file is still at her office. It is unclear what is causing the delay. Additionally, she is still reviewing several other files from SOCU regarding other investigations…..