Former Guyanese Health Minister Arrested

(LOOP NEWS CARIBBEAN) – Former public health minister Volda Lawrence is in police custody as their probe into attempts to rig Guyana’s March 2 regional and general election continues.

Lawrence, who is also the Chairman of the People’s National Congress-Reform (PNC-R), turned up at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary in Georgetown today accompanied by her attorney Nigel Hughes and supporters.

Hughes told the media that Lawrence is being questioned about attempts on March 5 to declare the elections at the Ashmins Building using statements of polls that weren’t verified.

Hughes said his client “believes this is part of an orchestrated plan to detain her.”

Lawrence is already facing private criminal charges for forgery and conspiracy to commit fraud.

She was placed on GYD$ $100,000 bail