by Gail Alexander (Trinidad Guardian) The mystery of the “missing” Vindra Naipaul-Coolman lawsuit file deepened yesterday, after it was mysteriously found.
This was confirmed last night in a media statement from the Attorney General’s Office. It was issued by lead investigator into the issue of the missing file, Justice Stanley John (retired).
John and Justice Rolston Nelson were hired last week to investigate the disappearance of the missing file, which is said to be the reason the state failed to mount a defence in a matter brought the nine former accused in the Naipaul-Coolman kidnapping/murder case.
That matter involved a claim for malicious prosecution mounted by the men, who won over $20 million, or $2.1m each, in a default judgment in court last week.
Immediately after, Attorney General Reginald Armour held a briefing, where he revealed that the file went missing almost immediately after the claim matter was served on the AG’s Office in 2020. He then announced John and Nelson would probe the matter.