An army major and his wife are among three persons arrested and facing treason charges for the July 2009 fire at the Ministry of Health. This fire has been blamed on a gang of what has been described as local terrorists.
In custody are Major Bruce Munroe, 36, and his 39-year-old wife, Carol-Ann Munroe of 31 Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. Carol-Ann Munro is said to be the owner of Achievers’ Academy, a private school at Soeskdyke.
Also in custody up to yesterday were owners of Soesdyke’s La Chalet Country Inn, Leonard ‘Junior’ Wharton, and his wife. However, the businessman’s wife has been released from custody.
According to the relatives yesterday, police have held Munroe and his wife beyond the 72-hours allowed without any charges. However, late yesterday police slapped them with treason charges. Wharton was also said to have been charged.