State Minister Joseph Harmon said that the criminal probe would also involve the grant and acquiring of state lands.
He said the two forensic audits that were recently reviewed by Cabinet led the David Granger government to support the need for criminal investigations based on the findings.
Harmon said that the government would be looking to put together a Special Prosecutors Team to help the Guyana Police Force with its investigation and that the team would not be limited to local personnel only.
“We intend to bring persons who are capable of handling these matters,” he said, adding that the police will have to decide whether the Special Organised Crime Unit will continue the investigation or it will be done by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Harmon told reporters that in the land investigation, it was discovered that several acres of prime real estate land were acquired at prices far lower than prevailing market prices.
These lands were sold to certain members and associates of the previous government.
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