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ComPol says Penner investigation complete

By Alexis R. Milan
Staff Reporter

Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie has indicated that the police investigation in the case involving former Minister of State, Elvin Penner, issuing a passport to South Korean fugitive, Wong Hong Kim, is now complete.

Whylie said the investigation has followed all the directives of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and should be sent to that office soon, if it hasn’t already been presented.

Whylie said as an officer of the law, he would obey any court order and would be present if he were to be summoned to court for trial.
The private prosecution brought on by Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), was dismissed last year but is currently under appeal and goes back to court February 27th.

In late 2013, evidence surfaced implicating Penner, the then Minister of State in the Ministry of Immigration, as the facilitator of a passport to Kim. In the wake, several public officers faced investigation and disciplinary action.
COLA launched a private prosecution but it was dismissed after Magistrate Aretha Ford refused to summon the ComPol to court and ruled that the prosecution had not satisfactorily presented its case.

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