United National Congress (UNC) PRO Senator Anita Haynes claims the Peoples National Movement (PNM) Government is moving to have certain Opposition MPs arrested ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Haynes was responding to statements by National Security Minister Stuart Young who said in an interview on Monday on CNC3’s The Morning Brew that some sitting MPs are under investigations by the police for ties in the criminal underworld. She described Young’s utterances as “irresponsible and reckless”, adding that such sensitive information should not have entered the public domain.
Haynes, an attorney, said Young ought to be aware that matters being investigated by law enforcement officers should not be publicised.
“The question is why bring that investigation to the public before the investigation is completed before the police have a chance to do their work? By saying that, what did he hope to accomplish? If there is an ongoing investigation, chances are what he is doing is compromising that investigation,” she said.
Haynes said Young was dropping “crumbs of information to create a political story. When it is all said and done one thing may not be related to another. We don’t know at the end of the investigation if the police would have something to report on.”
She denied that any Opposition MPs were involved with criminals elements.