Police Commissioner weighs in on Special Prosecutor Bill for triple murder case
On Friday, we told you of the Special Prosecutor Bill that was tabled in the House of Representatives. This Bill will see the exclusion of Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, from the triple murder case that occurred on December 31, 2022 in Belmopan. It is a case against a well-known Police officer, Elmer Nah who is the nephew of former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Marco Vidal. As the Bill was being presented, our newsroom asked the Police Commissioner to weigh in on the matter.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Well let me first say that I have utmost respect for the DPP. She has proven herself over the years to be a no nonsense person and one who always ensured that the interest of the state and those persons that depend on the state to prosecute matters for them is at the forefront of her thinking. She herself has said that she would not want to have anything to do with this particular prosecution for the simple fact that people believe that she has some family ties to the accused person and so from the outset we had said that we were going seek a special prosecutor to prosecute the matter involving that triple murder in Belmopan. And so what is being done Today in the House is to lay the foundation for that special prosecutor to be appointed to take up that matter and then we move forward from there.”
The December 31, 2022 triple homicide matter saw the murder of David and Jon Ramnarace and Vivian Belisle in Belmopan, Cayo District.