Earl Grant

Earl Grant

Dominica News Online (DNO) has been informed that Earl ‘Seko’ Grant who is wanted for questioning in connection with the 2010 alleged fire bombing of the home of former magistrate GON Emanuel, has returned to Dominica.

Well-placed sources told DNO that Grant came in to Dominica via Melville Hall airport last night.

Reports are that he is in police custody and spent the night at the Marigot police station.

Ag. Director of Public Prosecutions, Julien Prevost, announced recently that he was asking Grant to voluntarily return to  Dominica from the United States where it is believed that he was residing, or he (Prevost) would seek to have him extradited to Dominica.

Following the fire in 2010, Grant was implicated in a confession by Denny Shillingford who claimed that he set the fire on Grant’s orders.

Shillingford confessed that he was paid in part to carry out the bombing on Emanuel’s home. He said he was coming clean because the organizers did not stick to their end of the bargain.

“I went in and I spread the gas all in the kitchen, all on the cylinder. I almost even burn myself …” Shillingford told Q95′s Matt Peltier in an interview in 2011.

Shillingford said he was paid $400 “but after I realized who it was and whose home it was and I understand what was really happening I proposed US$40,000. He said he would give it to me… up till now”.

DNO is following this story and will bring you developments as they occur.