Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, says he doesn’t believe the official reasons that have been given for the sudden and early retirement of Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington.

Mr. Golding says he’s shocked and disappointed by Ellington’s early retirement.

He made the comments this morning while speaking with Cliff Hughes on ‘Cliff Hughes Online’ on Power 106.

Speculation continues to mount that Mr. Ellington was pushed despite an attempt in the Parliament yesterday by National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, to put the matter to rest.

Commissioner Ellington has reportedly said he chose to retire early because he didn’t want there to be any perception of influence or interference on his part, in the upcoming West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

As well as an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigation into an alleged police death squad in Clarendon.

Mr. Golding explains why he doesn’t believe that.

Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister.

Mr. Ellington was appointed Police Commissioner in 2009, while Golding’s Jamaica Labour Party administration was in power.