If exonerated, Greene can head police force again – Luncheon
-foreign investigators to complete probe by month-end
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, yesterday expressed the hope that the international investigators, who have been invited to investigate allegations of rape against Police Commissioner, Henry Greene, should complete their probe by month-end.
Dr Luncheon, during a news conference at the Office of the President, said that the international investigators are expected to arrive in the country soon and will work along with local counterparts from the Criminal Investigations Department who have already done some initial work on the matter.
The government spokesman said that he expects the investigation, which has been put on hold until the arrival of the international team, will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice by early February… the latest.
A 34-year-old woman has accused Commissioner Greene of raping her after she had sought his help in a criminal matter that she is engaged in.
Greene proceeded on administrative leave shortly before Christmas to facilitate the investigation.
Luncheon told the news conference that should the investigation exonerate Greene, he will return to the position as head of the Guyana Police Force.
This is despite several calls from organizations and prominent persons in society for Greene to step down as Commissioner since he had already reached the age of retirement more than three years ago.
Meanwhile, the woman who made the allegations against Greene will know her fate soon on possible charges against her stemming from the incident which had brought her into contact with the Commissioner in the first place.
The file on that matter was returned to the DPP sometime late yesterday after the police were required to do some additional investigations.
The woman is accused of attempting to obtain money by menace (blackmail) from another woman who she had caught ‘in bed’ with her husband.
The other woman had gone to the police with text message evidence, showing that demands were made for her to hand over $2M to prevent a video, recording of her in a compromising position with a man, from reaching her husband.
In October last year, the police had arrested the female who is now accusing the commissioner of rape, and had placed her on station bail.
An initial report on the matter was sent to the DPP for advice but more information was requested from the police.
Kaieteur News understands that the police were requested to clear up how the woman managed to enter the hotel where she had videotaped her husband with his lover.
The woman had claimed that she had secreted herself in a hotel room and waited for her husband and his lover to arrive.
She then emerged from her hiding place and began videotaping them.
The woman also claimed that the spouse of her husband’s lover had tried to force her to have sex with him against her will.
That matter too is being investigated by the police.
But these cases will have no bearing on the investigation into her rape allegation against the Commissioner of Police.
A source at the DPP’s office has assured that each case will be judged independently.