Twelve of the 25 witnesses lined up by Stage prosecutors have already given evidence in the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into 17 charges of fraud brought against Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alston“Boxer” Alexander and his female companion, Marcia Ann Charles-Watson.
The PI continued last week Wednesday and Thursday at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate, Her Honor, Tamara Gill.
Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Howard Pinnock, called a total of 6 witnesses to give evidence on the stand.
These included a nephew of the high-ranking officer, who was described as an internal auditor with the Government of Grenada.
The other witnesses were three police officers, and another was a person engaged in the rearing of chicken who previously did business transactions with the accused.
“Boxer” who was promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), during a ceremony held at police headquarters at Fort George in 2013, has retained the services of Attorney-at-law, Francis Paul to represent him.
The lady is being represented by female Attorney-at-Law, Denyse Burris from the Law Firm of Danny Williams and Company.
The two suspects are accused of defrauding the Government of Grenada of more than EC$900, 000 and EC$800, 000 respectively, during the period March 2009 to February 2015.
“Boxer” and his female companion are currently on bail in the sum of EC$400, 000 with three sureties.
As part of the bail conditions, they were ordered to report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m, surrender all travel documents to the court, and to have no contact with the 25 witnesses in the case brought against them.
The charges laid on “Boxer” and his companion followed months of investigations by members of the FIU, and the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) into the purchase of chicken by a number of entities from “Alexander’s Fowl Farm.”
The PI which started in May 2016 will continue on November 3 before the Chief Magistrate.