Mirror's 'Will is Nil' investigations sink pastor
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
THE TnT Mirror's indept probe into the questionable financial dealings of Pastor Vishnu "Kitty" Lutchmansingh bore fruit when Lutchmansingh appeared at the San Fernando Magistrates' Court last Monday.
After careful and tedious investigative work by the local authorities in tandem with international investigators, including a forensic audit by forensic auditor Bob Lindquist, Lutchmansingh is now facing 38 charges of fraud involving an estimated $3.2 million.
This newspaper stands heads above the remainder of the print and electronic media for its relentless pursuit of justice for the numerous people who have allegedly suffered at Lutchman-singh's hands ever since the multi-billion dollar inheritance was first trumpeted.
Once the reports of irregularities first surfaced, Mirror editors Ramjohn Ali, Siewdath Persad and David Millette threw down the gauntlet by initiating a thorough investigation of the Buford Keaton inheritance, and in collaboration with former Mirror journalist Kirk Perreira, who spent countless hours tracking the story in the United States and at home, shot the multi-billion dollar inheritance out of the water.
On January 2, 2004, the Friday Mirror Back Page headline screamed, The Will is Nil, thereby putting an end to the alleged multi-billion dollar myth.
Indeed, to the disappointment of many of Lutchmansingh's benefactors, Keaton, a former railroad worker who died in 1996 at age 68, left only a few dollars to his name and not the vast property and cash bonanza testified to by Probe Editor Ken Ali.
Sadly, those so-called powers of the local media, the senior editors stuffed with self-importance and righteousness, were very tardy in following the Mirror's lead.
Amazingly, some media houses preferred to highlight the other activities at Lutchmansingh's Faith Sanctuary Families Ministry, in spite of this newspaper's scandal claims against the pastor.
Often Lutchmansingh would appear in the newspapers promoting some silly book on his life from rags to riches.
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