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Arthur hits back


Arthur hits back

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Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has hit back at retired Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin over claims of wiretapping Barbadians during their time in office.

Arthur told the DAILY NATION that despite denying his involvement in illegal wiretapping in the lead story in yesterday’s SUNDAY SUN, Dottin still suggested receiving authorisation to do so from himself and other Prime Ministers.

The now Independent Member of Parliament said that under Barbados’ laws, no Prime Minister had any jurisdiction over the actions of a Commissioner of Police and it was the Governor General to whom a commissioner answered.

“It was good that Mr Dottin has now clarified that he as Commissioner of Police never carried out any wiretapping for illegal purposes, but he has gone on record as saying that he was authorised by all Prime Ministers, which would include me, to carry out wiretapping for ordinary policing purpose,” Arthur said in response to Dottin’s claims. (SDB Media)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.