Earl Grant Arrested!
After a lengthy period abroad, the police have arrested Mr. Earl ‘Seko’ Grant.
Police Public Relations Officer Inspector John Carbon has the details.
Mr. Grant returned home following a request by the acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Julian Prevost about a week ago.
Mr. Prevost stated that, Mr. Grant was to return home to assist with police investigations into a 2010 fire at the home of former Magistrate and Attorney Glensworth Emmanuel.
He also stated refusal by Mr. Grant to return to Dominica by the end of May, will result in him being extradited.
On December 25, 2010 fire gutted the home of Mr and Mrs Emmanuel while they slept. However they escaped unharmed.
Their vehicle – a Honda CRV was extensively destroyed and a large section of their home where the vehicle was parked, damaged by the fire.
Following the fire in 2010, Mr. Grant was implicated in a confession by the alleged arsonist, Mr. Denny Shillingford who claimed that, he set the fire by request of Mr. Grant.
Mr. Shillingford confessed that, he was partially paid to set the fire on Mr. Emanuel’s home, however he was not paid in full, hence the reason for his confession.
Mr. Shillingford said and I quote, “I went in and I spread the gas all in the kitchen, all on the cylinder – I almost even burn myself. I was paid $400, but after I realized who it was and whose home it was, and I understand what was really happening I proposed US$40,000. He said he would give it to me but I never got it, “end quote, during his confession.