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The case against Cayo Northeast area representative and former Minister of State for Immigration and Nationality Elvin Penner has been appealed in court. The rare inferior court appeal was heard on February thirteenth but was adjourned to later this month. The appeal is being brought by Geovannie Brackett, president of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) and advisor Nedal ‘Jihad’ McLaren, against Penner. According to Brackett and McLaren’s attorney Kareem Musa the appeal surrounds the analysis of section thirty of the Summary Jurisdiction (Procedure) Act under which they had applied to the Magistrate for the Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie to be summoned to court and deliver all evidence in his possession relating to the Penner and Kim scandal. Today the media asked the commissioner of police if he is prepared should the previous decision to not summon him to court is reversed. Here is a clip of what he responded, provided to us by our colleagues at KREM News.

Screen_Shot_2015-02-18_at_8.05.14_PMAllan Whyie – Commissioner of Police

“That is a private matter as you said. The outcome will decide whatever takes place. I am a law officer and I will always obey the law and the court. That has nothing to do with me, what is taking place. Whatever is decided will be complied with.”

The Commissioner of Police was also asked for an update on the investigations into the Penner case.


“Sir, regarding the Writ of Mandamus…you are ordered to investigate Penner. Is that still going on? Have you stopped at all? Where are the files in terms of that?”

Allan Whyie – Commissioner of Police

“The investigation had commenced, it has continued. The passport was retrieved. I think we are at the stage where the investigation is completed in terms of all the directives the Director of Public Prosecution had given the police to do. As is the norm, that file will be sent back to the D.P.P. if it has not been sent already.”

Charges had been dropped against Penner in the Kim Won Hong Passport scandal in June of last year. The appeal will be heard on February 27th and we will keep following the story as it develops.

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