PNP NEC Member Arrested

A member of Prime Minister and PNP President Portia Simpson Miller’s South West St. Andrew constituency executive is in jail this afternoon facing multi-million fraud charges.

Donovan Bisasor, was jailed this morning, following an operation by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA.

Bisasor, is a prominent contractor and engineer, who’s also a member of the governing PNP’s powerful National Executive Council, NEC.

He’s set to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court tomorrow.

Early this morning investigators from MOCA turned up at Bisasor’s Cherry Gardens home in Upper St. Andrew and took him into custody.

Bisasor, is a well known political activist and a contractor who’s done work on several major road projects across Jamaica.

He operates the entity, D. Bisasor and Associates.

His employee, a quantity surveyor, Jesse Gosse, was also arrested today by MOCA detectives.

Bisasor and Gosse were questioned in the presence of their attorney.

A statement this afternoon from the law enforcement agency’s twitter account indicated that Bisasor and Gosse have been charged.

Nationwide News understands that the men have been arrested in connection with suspicious claims made on the National Water Commission, NWC.

MOCA’s communication’s chief, Inspector Dahlia Garrick, says both men are facing multiple charges.

And…. our news center understands that Bisasor has retained the services of one of the country’s leading attorneys, Queen’s Counsel KD Knight, as he prepares to face the criminal charges.

Mr. Knight spoke to Nationwide News.

Meantime, in a statement this afternoon the governing PNP, says it recognizes the serious nature of the allegations against Bisasor.

The PNP notes that the NEC member detained by MOCA is being investigated in his personal capacity as a businessman.

According to the PNP, it will limit public comment on the legal troubles facing its NEC member until an appropriate time.