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Nottage Denies Police Search Was Political

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage has denied having any knowledge of or involvement in the seizure of a cellphone and laptop computers from the home of the Free National Movement (FNM).

Last Thursday FNM Chairman Daron Cash was greeted at his home by police officers who then took his belongings in search of clues to finding who leaked confidential Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) information.

The next day in a press conference, FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said that he believed the search was politically motivated.
However, in a press statement on Saturday the minister of national security described Dr. Minnis’ statements as “foolish” and full of “political mischief.”

“For the record, as the substantive minister of national security, I take the lead in setting government policy,” he said.

“I do not interfere with the operations of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) as that is the responsibility of the commissioner of police and his executive team according to the dictates of the law. I can unequivocally state that I had no prior knowledge of the search warrant executed at the home of Mr. Cash nor did I inquire into the details after hearing about the operations.”

The minister went on to say that as trained officers in law enforcement, the police were simply discharging their duties under the law and the person of Mr. Cash is immaterial to the job of the police as nobody is above the law.

Dr. Nottage said he is not surprised by the statements of Dr. Minnis who often ends up putting his foot in his mouth.

On Friday while appearing on a local radio talk show, Mr. Cash denied ever leaking confidential information.

He also defended his wife, whose name he said has been dragged through the mud because she works in the Human Resources Department of BOB.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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