PNP: No comment on arrested party members until it's appropriate
THE governing People's National Party (PNP) says it is awaiting the outcome of investigations or court proceedings to make a "fulsome comment" on the legal issues facing two of its National Executive Council members.
The two are 58-year-old Donovan Bisasor and Fitzroy Wilson who are facing forgery and gun charges, respectively.
Bisasor, an engineer of Great House Circle in Cherry Gardens, St Andrew, was arrested by a team from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) during an operation yesterday morning.
Bisasor, along with 31-year-old quantity surveyor Jesse Gosse, has been charged with forgery, uttering forged documents, conspiracy to defraud, and demanding property on forged documents.
"The arrests emanated from a probe into an alleged fraudulent claim which was made to a utility company for services rendered in 2011," MOCA said in a press release yesterday.
Bisasor and Gosse are scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court today.
Meanwhile, Wilson, PNP councillor for the Boscobel Division in St Mary, was last Wednesday charged with illegal possession of a firearm and assault following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Wilson's charge stemmed from an alleged incident in March 2013 during which he reportedly pointed his licensed firearm at a couple and threatened to shoot them. He was offered bail in the sum of $150,000 when he appeared before the Port Maria Criminal Court last Wednesday.
Yesterday, the PNP, while acknowledging that the "nature of the allegations are serious", asked that "due process be respected".
"...And therefore we limit any further public comment on the matter until further comment is deemed appropriate," the party said in a statement.