From the look of things, former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan might be spending the Independence Day holiday in a police cell. Unless, of course, the police charge him on Wednesday night and he gets bail, or he is released without charge.
The Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court is closed for the day and with the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, there will be no court sitting. Next court day is Friday.
Ramlogan was arrested on Tuesday morning at his Palmiste Park, South Trinidad home.
His continuing detention for questioning into an investigation related to a report of witness tampering has been criticized by his lead attorney, Pamela Elder SC, who told the media that she was disappointing that investigators had not made a decision in the case.
At around 2 p.m. Ramlogan’s attorneys emerged from Police Headquarters and addressed the media.
Elder added, “Our client has not been charged. It’s rather disappointing but we are monitoring the situation closely and we would be returning here in about an hour’s time. It is becoming oppressive now because he has been in continuous detention since 6 o’clock yesterday and he has been cooperating fully with the police officers”.
She added: “You would appreciate that he was arrested on reasonable suspicion that he committed an offence. This investigation has been going on for two years now so a reasonable expectation is that charges, if charges are to be laid, would already have been laid”.