The Guyana Police Force (GPF) was finally able to rid itself of controversial former SWAT boss, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Motie Dookie, who had already been sent home twice in 2017 for smuggling whisky.
This time it was the head of the Police Service Commission, Paul Slowe who decided Dookie’s faith.
In May, 2018, a decision was made by then Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, to send the controversial officer on “Special Leave in the Public Interest.”
However, Justice Fidella Corbin-Lincoln later quashed that decision made by Ramnarine.
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.
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 he 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.