Controversial former SWAT boss, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Motie Dookie has been sent home from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for a second time in seven months.
A senior police official confirmed this morning that Dookie, who was accused of smuggling a large quantity of Johnny Walker Whiskey in 2017, has been interdicted from his duties.
Officials are tight lipped about the reason for Dookie being sent home this time around but sources confirmed that it is linked to the 2017 whiskey smuggling case.
In May, last, a decision was made by David Ramnarine, who was acting as the Commissioner of Police, to send the controversial officer on “Special Leave in the Public Interest.”
However, Justice Fidella Corbin-Lincoln later squashed that decision made by Ramnarine.
The DSP’s lawyer, Anil Nandlall, said that the decision was unconstitutional, capricious, whimsical, irrational, based upon irrelevant and extraneous considerations, contrary to the rules of natural justice, unreasonable, unlawful, null, void and of no effect.
The matter was subsequently taken to the Police Service Commission and the former SWAT boss returned to work. He was posted to the Force’s Control Room where he was mandated to monitor all radio messages between police officers.
He worked there up to last week. On December 30, 2017 Dookie was travelling in a minibus with the driver when the vehicle was stopped at a roadblock at Whim, Corentyne.
Before a search was carried out on the minibus, Dookie reportedly identified himself to ranks and informed them that he had one case of Johnny Walker whiskey in the vehicle. He claimed that he was taking the whiskey for an Old Year’s Night party in the city.
However, the head of the police patrol opted to search the vehicle and found more than the solitary case Dookie declared.
The former SWAT Commander and the driver were immediately placed under arrest. During the investigation, Dookie allegedly told ranks that knew nothing of the alcohol and had only begged the driver for a drop—after he initially claimed he only had one case of the whiskey in the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle subsequently admitted ownership of the alcohol and departmental charges were recommended for Dookie