RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 13, 2017 19:28
The CEO of Lambirds Academy who has been embroiled in a legal battle since 2015 has expressed confidence about the outcome of a March 2nd court hearing, where he will face Human Trafficking charges.
Dr Iftekar Sham says he is pleased with a court decision to drop two out of the three charges brought against him including money laundering, obtaining money by deception and Human trafficking, after over forty adjournments.
He argues that the charges should have never been brought in the first place, adding that the move was politically motivated in an effort to frame him.
Dr Sham maintains that the operations of Lambirds Academy have always been transparent and that there was never any effort lure the students into St Lucia.
He argues that the students came to the island voluntarily arriving by commercial airline
Sham claims that it was police who led the students to believe that the Academy was fake during an alleged raid of the premises on February 27th 2015.
Since then he says all his assets and finances, including international accounts, have been frozen
The Lambirds CEO says despite the anticipated positive outcome of the money laundering case, he remains doubtful about the future of his investment.
Dr Sham is due to appear in court on March 2nd.