Police Commissioner Says Reid Faces Multi-agency Criminal Probe, Remains Tight-lipped on Status of Probe


Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, has confirmed that sacked Education Minister and former Senator, Ruel Reid, is the subject of a multi-agency criminal investigation.

On March 20 this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness fired Reid from his Cabinet.

Reid was fired amidst a Police probe into some agencies which fall under the auspices of the Education Ministry.

Commissioner Anderson was asked by media personnel today for an update on the investigation.

Major General Antony Anderson, Police Commissioner, responding to Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley.

Commissioner Anderson was addressing a media conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St. Andrew today.

Mr. Reid strongly denies wrongdoing.

A day before he was fired, Mr. Reid declared that he has nothing to hide.

Ruel Reid, former Education Minister and ex-Senator, speaking with Nationwide News in March this year.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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