PHILIPSBURG:— The civil case the IND director Udo Aron brought against the Minister of Justice Edison Kirindongo to reinstate him to his job was heard in court on Wednesday. According to information SMN News received is that Aron was not heard by the National Detectives since the Attorney General ordered the investigation that the Minister of Justice on St Maarten requested. When the Minister of Justice was informed that the investigation will take place he suspended Aron. However, at the time Aron kept the vehicle and telephone he obtained from the government but later turned over the vehicle back to the Ministry when he was asked to return the vehicle.
SMN News learnt that Aron felt that he was sent home and was never heard, the only thing he was asked was to provide a report on the incident that took place on May 5th, 2016 at PJIAE when he brought in a woman from the Dominican Republic who did not have a visa to enter St. Maarten.
According to sources close to Aaron said that even though Aaron was suspended pending an investigation into the incident that took place on May 5th, 2016, he was never heard by the National Detectives, thus he decided to challenge the Minister of Justice through the courts to reinstate him back to his position.
SMN News learned that the woman was denied a visa by the Dutch consulate in the Dominican Republic but Aron granted her a visa waiver to enter the country. He also traveled with the woman on the same Insel Air flight back to St. Maarten when an immigration officer refused to stamp the woman passport, Aaron decided to walk the woman through even though she was not processed by immigration.
However, during the handling of the civil hearing on Wednesday, a prosecutor was present.
SMN News further learned that after the case was handled, a team of detectives rushed to the home of the suspended IND Director and conducted a house search and according to information provided to SMN News Aron was also fired on Wednesday. However, that information could not be confirmed by the Minister of Justice Edison Kirindongo who could not be reached by telephone Wednesday afternoon.
The spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office Gino Bernadina was asked by SMN News why did the National Detectives take this long to act on the case, why they did not hear the suspect and why did they wait until after the civil hearing to present Aaron with a set of documents and also searched his home. Bernadina promised to provide the information as soon as he obtained it.
Source: St. Martin News Network
IND Director Udo Aaron Fired, house search conducted, after Civil Case handled on Wednesday.