Former electricity regulator arrested again

Former political candidate Joey Ebanks was arrested again on Monday in connection with fresh allegations of fraud during his time at the Electricity Regulatory Authority.

The 50-year-old, who stood for election in North Side at the last general election, said in a Facebook post that anti-corruption officers had raided his home around 7 a.m.

He said the arrest was in relation to a “residential solar program I attempted to implement” as managing director of the ERA.

Mr. Ebanks has already entered a not guilty plea on 17 separate charges of dishonesty during his time at the ERA. He will face trial next June.

In a brief statement on Monday, police confirmed they had arrested a 50-year-old male on suspicion of breach of trust and fraud on government. The statement, which did not name Mr. Ebanks, added, “The man was detained at George Town Police Station and interviewed. He has since been released on police bail to return to George Town Police Station at a later date.”

In his Facebook post, Mr. Ebanks pointed out that his arrest had coincided with his “return to actively posting on FB and exercising my right to freedom of speech.”

He added, “I’m still not afraid”.