(CMR) Chief Officer of Elections in Guyana Keith Lowenfield was arrested on Saturday (September 26) in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged electoral fraud.
It was widely reported that there were widespread irregularities in Guyana's March 2 general and regional elections.
According to the police, Lowenfield was arrested and several allegations were put to him in the presence of his attorney.
“After being told of the allegations, Lowenfield exercised his right to remain silent. Thereafter, a confrontation was held between him and a witness and, once again, Lowenfield opted to remain silent,” read a statement from the Guyana Police Force.
Lowenfield is facing criminal charges for alleged misconduct in public office and alleged fraud.
He was released on station bail.
Former Guyanese housing minister Irfaan Ali was sworn in as president of Guyana in August , after he was declared winner of a disputed March 2 election following a recount.
Preliminary recount data released in June showed Ali, a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), had won the initial poll, with US calling on current President David Granger to resign.