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Anil Roberts seeks to clear the air on Life Sport fiasco

Almost three years after Former Sport Minister, Anil Roberts resigned from his ministerial portfolio over allegations of impropriety in public office, there is affirmation by the former D’Abadie/ Omeara Member of parliament that he was asked to step down by then Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar.

Mr. Roberts was interviewed by veteran journalist, Tony Fraser, here on Power 102.1FM, this morning. He was quizzed on the matters surrounding his resignation, namely the Life Sport imbroglio.

Roberts this morning said the Prime Minister had received a fraudulent audit report, which led to her call for him to resign as Sport Minister on July 31st, 2014.

Roberts sought to highlight the intricacies of the matter, noting that the report shed light on the payment of $34 million dollars by the Sport Ministry to a private contractor despite the warning by external attorneys, that the payment should not have been paid.

The Former Sport Minister said a conflict between the Board of Directors of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the private contractor to whom the money was paid, heard him deliver an opinion on the matter- and that was all that he could offer as Minister of Sport.