Former Director of the International Affairs Secretariat Najan Christopher has been arrested and charged with breach of trust by a public officer and false assumption of authority.
This was confirmed by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a statement on Tuesday, October 11.
“Police can confirm that Najan Christopher was arrested and charged yesterday for breach of trust by a public officer and false assumption of authority. She was granted bail in the sum of $5,000 to appear before Magistrate’s Court on November 30,” the RVIPF stated.
The police said that Christopher’s charges stem from the diplomatic note which was sent from the Premier’s Office on May 3, following the arrest of former Premier Andrew Fahie.
Christopher was identified as the public officer who prepared the letter from the Premier’s Office that was sent to a federal court in Florida which claimed that the former premier Fahie had diplomatic immunity from being arrested.
The document carried the letterhead of the Office of the Premier and was stamped by the International Affairs Secretariat.
It was requested by Fahie’s Attorney, Theresa Van Vliet.