By LYNAIRE MUNNINGS
POLICE Commissioner Clayton Fernander said there is “insufficient evidence” to proceed with investigations into claims made against Housing and Transport Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis.
Commissioner Fernander was referring to claims that Mrs Coleby-Davis allegedly assaulted a police officer with her vehicle during an exchange at the Carnival Road March last May.
The Elizabeth MP has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis has since defended her, saying he was satisfied with her account of what happened that day.
During a press conference at Police Headquarters on Friday, the police chief was asked for an update concerning the status of investigations into the incident.
“I wish to say that the investigators in our legal team have viewed the file with respect to the Hon JoBeth Coleby-Davis and the result is that there’s insufficient evidence at this time to proceed with that matter, so that matter is closed,” Commissioner Fernander told reporters.
He declined to comment further. However, Commissioner Fernander pointed out that there were “a lot of talks” on social media, adding that accurate facts and evidence were used to conclude the matter.
Last year, Commissioner Fernander denied claims that investigations are being “drawn out” because of Mrs Coleby-Davis's position as a Cabinet minister.
Earlier this month, the police chief also confirmed reports that officers had questioned former Free National Movement Cabinet minister Lanisha Rolle and her husband as a part of their investigations into the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
On Friday, Commissioner Fernander said investigations into the matter of the former Cabinet minister are still “very much active”.
Mrs Rolle resigned from Cabinet in February 2021 for “personal reasons,” and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying her track record spoke for itself.
bahamianson 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wow, I smell a rat. We all now what happened here. I need to be a politician. Damn , this stinks to high hell.
Reality_Check 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Coleby-Davis, Fernander and Davis should all be sharing the same prison cell.
SP 1 month, 3 weeks ago
No surprises here. Anyone that thought for even a second that things would turn out any different still doesn't get that too many Haitians sitting in the Bahamas Parliament!
Haitians sitting in our Parliament today have been using the same devastating corruption practices that made Haiti a failed state in the Bahamas for 50 years.
We are well on the way to duplicating Haiti's results caused by corrupt politicians and their friends, family, and lovers groups of henchmen!
birdiestrachan 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The police could have come forward and there would be videos of the incidence doc and the comedian would also have a tape it is not true
stillwaters 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Policeman probably got paid off for his silence.
ThisIsOurs 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Didnt they have a video? Is the policeman who alledgedly had his foot rolled over still alive and in the Bahamas?
stillwaters 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Probably moved to the States with his hush money
Flyingfish 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I like how Brave says he is satisfied with the account like he is supposed to have any say in the matter. That Police officer either has been blackmailed or living it up. Am sorry to say I am shocked but not actually shocked.
Sickened 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Maybe they looked at the wrong file. You now the one where none of the eye-witness testimony or videos was kept. Perhaps they accidentally put all the evidence in the misspelled case file named 'Brave's family - do not investigate'.
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