Cooper: “These accusations are a smear campaign against me”
WILLEMSTAD – According to the former Minister of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning Charles Cooper, the raid conducted at his house yesterday was just a political show. “It’s another example of how our judicial system is just a political show.”
According to Cooper, there should be a parliamentary hearing as soon as possible on the judicial system on the island. “This morning they searched my house but they were not able to tell me why. Just the fact that I can get out of my house as a free man and talk to the media is the first proof that there are no proofs against me.”
According to Cooper, these Dutch authorities are just a few fishermen who, in cooperation with some local slave masters, are doing these things. “It’s just a smear campaign against me. They want to ruin my reputation,” said Cooper.
Cooper also said that there are no proofs that he is involved in any bribery of Members of Parliament. “These are all things they heard others talking about. Seriously, they don’t have any proof!”