Walker complies with OCG
Former commissioner of Customs, Danville Walker, says he has now submitted the information requested by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) in relation to illegal scrap metal exports.
The OCG had requested the information after it came to light that the Customs Department had authorised the export of 97 containers of scrap metal in breach of a ministerial order.
Last week Contractor General Greg Christie announced that he had referred Walker to the Director of Public Prosecutions for allegedly breaching the Contractor General Act.
He said Walker was refusing to comply with his requests for information.
Today, a media release from Walker’s attorneys, Keith Bishop and Dr. Lloyd Barnett, said the former customs boss submitted answers to the questions from the OCG at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
But the lawyers still insist there is doubt as to whether the contractor general has the authority to interrogate their client about the alleged breaches.
Last week the lawyers had raised a similar concern and also questioned whether the OCG’s motive for publicly announcing he had referred the matter to the DPP.
They suggested it might have been intended to embarrass their client who is challenging the PNP’s Peter Bunting for the Manchester Central Parliamentary seat.