The Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Sir David Simmons, today brushed aside a demand for a public apology from him by MP for West Portland and former Cabinet Minister, Daryl Vaz.
This, after he read yesterday from a police log an unsubstantiated claim that former fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was hiding at Mr. Vaz home in Portland in May, 2010.
This, while the police and military were hunting Dudus.
Using strong language this morning, Sir David said Mr. Vaz’s demand for an apology is nonsensical.
Sir David says the evidence of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, at yesterday’s proceedings made it clear that the police had no evidence or basis to substantiate the information that was documented in the police log.
Sir David says he was guided by the Terms of Reference of the Enquiry.
He also noted that he’s seen the reports in the press and electronic media of Mr. Vaz using what he describes as ‘strong, pejorative language’ to ‘castigate’ him.