Grant is being questioned “professionally and properly” – Police Chief (with audio)

Earl Grant
Earl Grant

Police Chief Daniel Carbon has confirmed that the police are questioning Earl ‘Seko’ Grant as their investigations continue in the matter of suspected arson at the home of former magistrate, GON Emanuel in December 2010.

Grant has been implicated in the “fire bombing” by Denny Shillingford who confessed to committing the crime.

He was out of the country for the past three years but returned on Sunday night at the request of Ag. DPP, Julien Prevost, and was immediately arrested by the police on his arrival at Melville Hall airport.

“Seko Earl Grant ….the investigators have been given clear guidelines and given proper instructions that they must investigate this matter professionally with the view to find the truth,” Carbon told State radio DBS on Wednesday May 29, 2013.

However, Dominica News Online has learned from sources close to the investigation that a charge of “conspiracy” is expected to be filed against Grant.

“He is in police custody and an interrogation involving both Grant and Shillingford is ongoing in the presence of his lawyer,” the source revealed.

Under the constitution, Grant can be held by the police for interrogation for 72 hours without charges(s) and that time will elapse sometime this evening (May 29).

Below is the DBS interview with Police Chief Carbon.

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  1. jerseydomincian
    May 30, 2013

    seko earl my brother god doesn’t sleep all you have to do is tell the truth dominican people stop it wait for the trial before we start to judge the young man all the my country brother

  2. DA strong
    May 30, 2013

    Distraction!!Distration!!!Election is round the bend.
    But the longest Rope have an END.
    Tell Them;They can do as much as THEY want;
    THEY!can never do as long as They want.

  3. Curious
    May 30, 2013

    Did anyone else who listened to Denny Shillingford’s ‘confession’ a couple years ago, felt like it sounded like some prepared statement? I just wonder who ‘assisted’ him to prepare it.

  4. dominican abroad
    May 30, 2013

    If DA does not start implementing harsh penalties for crimes We are going to crumble like dust. DA is small and still is vulnerable to the many illegal activities out there, and actions need to be taken before it gets out of hand.

  5. May 29, 2013

    Hello. Mr Grant is under arrest and he is Being question in the presence of his Attorney. Well I have twenty four years of law enforcement experience and I can tell you all that they won’t get anything out of him with his lawyer there. Now if Mr Grant is under arrest and the Police want to question him then he has an absolute right to an Attorney and he don’t have to answer any question. This also indicate to me that the Police do not have probable cause that’s why they want to question him. One cannot be arrested or convicted by the words of a co conspirator which isn’t verified by some other witness or physical evidence. They need an admission or confession from Mr Grant otherwise they don’t have any case.

  6. kuba
    May 29, 2013

    that s exactly whats going to happen as soon as he goes out of police head quarters door there will be policemen waiting for him and omg back in that is if the questioning have not been concluded

  7. May 29, 2013

    Mr Carbon please let this investigation go all the way to the top

  8. who is his lawyer?
    May 29, 2013

    what is his name?

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2013

      Non of ur concern

  9. african queen
    May 29, 2013

    let us wait and see- if that go unpunished than this will be the saddest day in DA. crime will rise 100%. watch and u will see

  10. Muslim_Always
    May 29, 2013

    It’s only a political strategy. Elections are coming soon so the “opposition” will have no real issues to tackle.

    Just like the issue that happened to the policeman whose home was burnt in Cockrane. There are some big boys involved in these operations.

  11. truth offends
    May 29, 2013

    Mr. Daniel Carbon, I know you were not the police chief when another big fish was ordered to be arrested for questioning, and some how he never was questioned, let alone arrested; in the interest of justice to all and since you seem to be concerned about justice, can you please get the police to arrest another gentleman that was charged with 40 counts of theft regarding the same GON Emmanuel? As far as I know, unlike Seco who was living in the USA, this individual still resides in Dominica. Let’s get all past due questions professionally answered once and for all.

  12. truth offends
    May 29, 2013

    DNO, I have a question regarding the 2nd to last statement. According to the report,” He (Earl Grant) is in police custody and an interrogation involving both Grant and Shillingford is ongoing in the presence of HIS LAWYER,” the source revealed.
    1. I find it strange that Earl lawyer is present during the interrogation but nothing is said about Denny Shillingord’s lawyer. Does he have a lawyer present? If Earl has a lawyer present and Danny does not have one, then even if Grant is charged, his lawyer will legally twist Shillinford’s words. To me, this is a state matter, and the state should provide Danny with a lawyer that he is very comfortable with.

    2. I wish the name of his lawyer was revealed.

    • May 29, 2013

      Hello. Maybe the Prosecutors Office worked out a deal with Mr Shillingford and they are trying to get Mr Grant on the major charges. Also we must remember that Mr Shillingford made a statement on radio about his participation in the crime and the Police already subpoena the records from the radio station.

  13. bigtymerz
    May 29, 2013

    left to be seen!!

  14. Williams
    May 29, 2013

    Smoke and mirrors, but I will be watching closely. ‘Tis a pity that Dominica do not use lie detectors. Are there any on island at all?

    • good standing
      May 29, 2013

      The french government can assist them.

  15. Rule
    May 29, 2013

    Boy de Bois Ba Len working!

  16. Reader
    May 29, 2013

    Yawnnnn! And what exactly do we expect to happen to this matter again?? Oh yeah – NOTHING!!

  17. //
    May 29, 2013

    1 down well all down too i hope everybody name come up

  18. '
    May 29, 2013

    lets us wait 2 c what is the outcome after 3years..well better late then never..i hope the other names involve comes up

  19. smh
    May 29, 2013

    still waiting

  20. jane
    May 29, 2013

    why isnt denny’s lawyer present to

  21. von
    May 29, 2013

    That whole thing is a conspiracy being played out. Nothing is going to come out of that. Just now you will Hear Denny Shillingford changing his story and say he lied to Matt Peltier and Lennox Linton.

    Waite and you will see. :!: :roll: :wink:

  22. mr kub
    May 29, 2013

    I have a feeling that nothing good will come out of this for anyone.

    May 29, 2013

    Never commented on DNO before…… due to this situation I had to, there is not much I can say about this sad turn of events. It really pain my heart to see my “bonafide” friend in this predicament. that was not what we envisioned growing up, we “wayward” but not to that extreme. Sometimes we have to stay away from the big leagues and get our just due the hard way.

  24. Looking in
    May 29, 2013

    Does that mean he can be released from police custody at 9pm Wednesday and be held for questioning from 9:01 pm on Wednesday for a further 72 hours? Start talking Grant,for the Top Cop wants the investigation to be done ‘professionally’, I’m sure we know what that means by police standards.

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