‘Toggie’ and ‘Bobo’ in police custody
By Elcott Coleby
Apr 2, 2016 - 8:58:50 PM

Nassau, Bahamas (Excerpt from This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby)

The two young men from Bain Town who were thrust in the national spotlight recently as being at the center of a conspiracy to commit murder members of the Save the Bays organization were confirmed to be in police custody on Thursday. The men were reportedly picked up by police on Wednesday morning at two separate locations in Nassau.

They are Livingston ‘Toggie’ Bullard and Wisler ‘Bobo’ Davilma.

The arrests represent the latest salvo in this soap opera that has captured the attention of Bahamians everywhere and overshadowed debate on the 2015/2016 mid-year budget debate.

Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade told the media that the RBPF had to plans to charge the two men at that time. He also said that he would not conduct this investigation in the media.

Affidavits filed in the Bahamas Supreme Court on 10th March implicated the two men in a murder-for-hire plot at the urging of Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard. The men were reportedly hired by Nygard to murder Lyford Cay neighbor Louis Bacon.

The saga took a twist when two audio recordings made the rounds on social media. On the tapes was then FNM chairman Michael Pintard speaking to Bobo on one tape and to Toggie on another. Toggie could be heard on the second tape asking for $500,000 to sign the affidavit. Mr. Pintard resigned on Monday 21st March but admitting no guilt.

The leader of the opposition also admitted on the day of Pintard’s resignation that he met with the criminals who called him, came to his house and brought him fish.

Marathon MP the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald tabled what some considered damming emails with communications between members of Save the Bays and several senior members of the FNM. Fitzgerald asserted in Parliament that Save the Bays was fronting as a charitable organization, while engaged in political activities aimed at destabilizing the government of The Bahamas.

The lawyers for Peter Nygard, Elliot Lockhart and Co., filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court this week naming members of the local press and political organizations in the court filings. Some of those named in the affidavit called it baseless and without merit.

The saga continues. We will keep our readers posted.

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