United Workers Party (UWP) and Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has said that he will “not be playing any games” in relation to a criminal complaint of trespassing on his property which he has filed with the police.
Linton said he wrote to the Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, asking for an investigation into a matter of criminal trespassing on his property by two caucasian men but based on the tone and language of the response letter from the Chief, he feels that he has now, instead, become the subject of investigation.
In a letter dated 21st October 2019, which acknowledged receipt of the Opposition Leader’s complaint, Carbon goes on to state, “Please be informed that this matter is under investigations and you (Linton) will be required to cooperate fully with the investigations”.
On May 19th 2019, CCTV Cameras installed at Linton’s home showed a caucasian man entering his yard and dropping off a black bag on his doorstep, but leaving with it.
There was also another video with the same man repeating the act but only to have another Caucasian man yank it off Linton’s doorstep moments later.
The UWP claims that via their investigation they have found evidence that identifies the men as British nationals that the UWP alleges were paid by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to carry out what Linton called “mischief” during the elections.
Linton said he gave the police evidence of information that he had, including a copy of his own video and comments from government officials.
“I have given them the footage from my security camera indicating what happened in real time at my house on the 19th of May 2019. I have given them comment from government ministers. I have indicated to them the various websites and individuals operating for and on behalf of the Dominica Labour Party, who have been peddling this story, in order to put me in bad light”.
The Opposition Leader said he is left to wonder about the police commissioner’s request for his full cooperation in the investigation.
“When the Police Commissioner tells me that ‘you will be required to cooperate fully with the investigations,’ I start thinking, maybe you want to investigate me now for bringing the complaint.”
According to Linton, he has received information that “police officers may be involved in facilitating these criminals to plant false evidence at my house.”
He says word has also reached him from within the Labour Party that he has played into their hands by asking for a police investigation.
“I am making this clear, abundantly clear, that I am not playing games with the police where this matter is concerned,” Linton declared. “I am the one who filed a complaint of a criminal offense that took place on my property, I am not the subject of an investigation. This matter will be internationalized like no other matter has been internationalized in Dominica before.”
DNO reached out to Chief of Police Daniel Carbon but he was not willing to comment.