Agriculture Minister, Senator Clarence Rambharat, has confirmed that he was the one to request that the Finance Ministry carry out the audit of the Agriculture Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT), because there is cause for concern.
Minister Rambharat says he was led to do so after numerous reports and allegations were made about irregularities under the tenure of current ASTT president, Dhano Sookoo's.
He notes that even his predecessor ministers had been dealing allegations of irregularities at the ASTT.
The top nominee for the post of police commissioner is threatening to sue the Minister of Agriculture.
The action follows reports that his license to occupy agriculture land in Felicity was terminated.
Three people, including the Commissioner of State Lands, have also been suspended pending an investigation into this very issue.
In a pre-action letter issued today, the acting Deputy Commissioner of Police denied any involvement in land grabbing and says he has a legal license to cultivate the land in Felicity.