FOUR employees of the Couva/ Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) – including chief executive officer Carol Dyal – as well as a contactor have been charged with conspiring to defraud the corporation of $1,149,500.
It is alleged that collectively conspired to defraud the corporation by pretending the Suk-I Contractors completed two contractual agreements to install outdoor exercise equipment at the San Pablo Recreation Ground and the Todd’s Road Activity Centre.
Last week Friday, police went to the corporation office along Railway Road in Couva where they held the employees.
Commenting on the matter on the Power Breakfast Show this morning, Alderman Sunil Ramjitsingh said that projects in question, were the topic of much pondering within the corporation, for some time.
He explained that the investigation involved several raids at the corporation, ove a one year period.
The Alderman noted that there have been several calls made for a forensic audit to be done at the Couva/ Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.
Meanwhile, Councilor Alex Mohammed, highlighting the issue of bribery in the case, explained that he was made to view a particular job that was inefficiently done in the area. The councilor said the contractor who explained that he had given the job to a sub-contractor, had attempted to bribe him with money.