MP Asot Michael released

Asot Michael

Antigua News Room (ANR) can confirm that MP Asot Michael has been released from London Metropolitan Police custody after spending a few hours under arrest today.

Michael’s attorney James Guthrie confirmed that his client was detained and questioned after arriving at the United Kingdom’s London Gatwick Airport via British Airways 2256 at 10:10 AM this morning.

It has not been made clear if Michael was unconditionally released or if he is being barred from travelling.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is away on government business, revoked Michael’s appointment as Minister of Tourism, Investment and Energy earlier today. An emergency Cabinet meeting lead by Acting Prime Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin was called in reaction to the news of Michael’s arrest.

There has also been no official word on the reason for Michael’s arrest though there are suggestions that it is in connection to UK investor Peter Virdee, who himself was arrested for tax evasion in January.

The government is expected to make a subsequent statement.



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  1. tell him to pay off them officers in UK and see. …this is not Antigua where u have the police force in your pocket for a few dollars. … hope they investigate the one that came on bike and campaign now driving a highend car in 2 years of working for 6 thousand a month. ..that must have been a gift….

  2. Fear mot Comrade Adot …

    This too shall pass

    You fed /jelped the poor m dwntrodden …your not perfect mo mam is …

    But you need to do better when it comes to scrupulous investor’s…

  3. Curious at how swiftly the PM moved to terminate, when no one had, or have for that matter, any idea of what this is about. He clearly knows something we don’t. Waiting to see how this pans out, and whether Asot will take such a swift and embarrassing termination lightly, provided he’s not back in UK custody that is.

  4. Let Us Not Now Jump On The Bandwagon, And “Crucify” Mr. Asot Michael! Great Britain & America Are The Two Most Corrupt Nations On Earth! He’s Innocent; Until Proven Guilty! “Let Who’s Without Fault; Throw The First Stone!” Queen Elizabeth11 Never Worked A Day In Her Life! She’s The World’s Richest Woman! England; Leave Asot Michael Alone!🌴

  5. probably wanted to spend some time in switzerland , counting his money……..thanks england he is careful now…..

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