Former Top Cop Gets Date In Court But Expects To Go All The Way To Privy Council

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Former Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson

Former commissioner of police, Wendel Robinson, will have his case heard in court on August 17 as ruled by the High Court Judge Marissa Robertson, but expects the matter to reach to the Privy Council.

“I am waiting to go before the Privy Council because that is where I expect it to reach at the end of the day. And it appears that’s how some people get justice,” said Robinson.

Robinson has been challenging his 2018 dismissal from the police force. He was first suspended in April 2018 following allegations of improper conduct leveled against him by two junior officers.

“I am waiting to go before the Privy Council because that is where I expect it to reach at the end of the day. And it appears that’s how some people get justice,” said Robinson a

On Wednesday, Judge Robertson dismissed an application by the Police Service Commission to have the matter thrown out on grounds that the case is “very live one, and a number of remedies sought by Robinson including damages are such that the court must hear the substantive claim”.

 

The court also argued that the allegation speak to the PSC acting in excess of its powers and it would be to the public benefit that there should be a substantive hearing.

Justice Robertson insisted that the PSC is a public body and the post of Commissioner of Police is a very senior position; as such there is enough public interest that the matter should be heard.

The court also noted that the matter was one that generated widespread public and media coverage and one which the claimant said is critical to his reputation and
career prospects.

Robinson is represented by Andrew Okola, of Omo Law, while Dr David Dorsette represents PSC Chairman, Kelvin John.

 

 

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  1. i am not a fan of Wendel because he is a person greedy for position and will do anything to get it. Very badminded, so what he is reaping now (out of the police Force) is what he sowed. However, the Police Service Commission is in contempt of Court for disobeying the Judge’s order of reinstatement. They should be sent to Prison and then dismissed.. …..reinstate him and then suspend him. All tax payers money he go get.

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