Investigators said it is unlikely that Hart and Sherrine will return by today, which is also Sherrine’s 49th birthday, as promised by their lawyers. Police want to question the couple about Udecott’s award of a $368 million contract to Sunway Construction (Caribbean) Ltd to build the Ministry of Leagal Affairs Tower. Two Sunway directors are reported to be the brother and brother-in-law of Sherrine.
Police said yesterday that while they were given assurances by Hart’s attorneys that at least he would return to the country by the end of the month, they have not received any communication he would do so today.
They also made it clear that Hart was not on the run, since he has not been charged with any offence and had promised to make himself available for any investigation.
However, ACIB sources said every effort was made to again contact Hart at two telephone numbers left with them, but he has not been answering those calls.
When Hart left Trinidad on March 6 with his wife Sherrine and their daughter, the information on the immigration slip revealed they had boarded a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, however, sources reveal Hart is not in Miami. Hart has dual citizenship for Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.
Officers said the reason why they did not execute a search warrant at Hart’s Cascade home last week was because no one was available when they arrived there. They added that they have been carrying out checks at the home of Hart every day, but the house is still locked. The police said although Hart has a key role to play in assisting them in their investigations, even if he is not found, they will proceed with their probe. Documents obtained by the Congress of the People (COP) which were passed on to the police and the DPP show a link between Hart’s wife and the two Sunway directors. During the Uff Commission of Inquiry, Hart testified he did not know the two directors of Sunway. Hart is also expected to play a key role in the ACIB’s investigation of the construction of the Tarouba stadium.