School principal charged in Bernard Lodge land sale investigation

Police have apprehended a woman, believed to be a school principal, in connection with the illegal sale of land near Clifton in the Greater Bernard Lodge area of ​​St Catherine.

Police, in a statement, said they are investigating the individual identified as Suelyn Ward-Brown in connection with multiple offenses including violations of the Jamaican Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), the special provisions relating to fraudulent and common law transactions. Conspiracy to defraud land at Portmore, St Catherine.

Police said they are also looking for other suspects in connection with the incident.

“Members of the public who may have information that may assist police in their investigation are asked to contact MOCA at 876-906-5848, the police emergency number 119 or the nearest police station,” a police said in the statement.

Members of the JCF have been tasked with investigating the illegal sale of land in the Grand Bernard Lodge development area following the demolition of unfinished homes in the area.

After being both criticized and praised for the demolition exercise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness singled out the Clansman gang as the outfit that benefited from the scam.

He had admitted that some of those involved were members of the security forces and civil servants. He had also said that the investigation by MOCA and the JCF should also determine whether a public official is guilty.