Contractor in police vehicle procurement to reappear before OCG

Clement Ebanks, Manager of O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals, is scheduled to reappear before the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on Thursday.
Mr. Ebanks has been summoned by the OCG to provide documents and information on the $426 million contract his company entered into with the Ministry of National Security to provide used vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
This was disclosed by his attorney Abe Dabdoub.
Mr. Dabdoub told RJR News that his client is prepared to cooperate fully with the OCG in its investigations.
Mr. Ebanks was summoned to the OCG on Friday.
But according to Mr Dabdoub, the matter was adjourned as he had just been retained as Mr. Ebanks' attorney.
He said Mr. Ebanks has turned over documents requested by the OCG.
Contractor General Dirk Harrison confirmed that Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Dianne McIntosh was summoned to the OCG last week to answer questions.
The OCG launched a probe after O'Brien's failed to deliver the vehicles under the contract.
The company was contracted to deliver 200 vehicles. Thirty vehicles have been delivered and another 66 are still on the wharves.
National Security Minister Robert Montague told the House of  Representatives on Tuesday that further legal advice is being sought on how to proceed in the matter.

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