Dr. Jean Robert Ngola was singled out as the source of a COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., in the spring, but an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada?casts increasing doubt on whether he was ‘patient zero.’
Here is an excerpt from the CBC article:
On May 30, the provincial government and Vitalit? asked the RCMP to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing by Ngola. After a six-week investigation, police decided against laying criminal charges, but Ngola could still face a hefty provincial fine for?violating the Emergency Measures Act?by not self-isolating for 14 days after travel. He is set to appear in provincial court in Campbellton on Oct. 26.
The former lead investigator into the Walkerton tainted water scandal says he is in Ngola’s corner. Craig Hannaford, a former RCMP officer who is now a private investigator with the firm Haywood Hunt and Associates in Toronto and was hired by Ngola’s lawyer, spent one month retracing the physician’s overnight trip to Montreal?looking for evidence that could prove Ngola didn’t get COVID-19 in Quebec.
Hannaford said he?identified several health workers who were crossing into Quebec from Campbellton and not isolating upon their return around the same time as Ngola.?
“The long arm of the state seems to be pointing fingers [at Ngola], saying: ‘You did it.’ Yet there seems to be all sorts of explanations as to how this happened,” said Hannaford.
He said his investigation took one month compared to the few hours it took New Brunswick Public Health to zero in on Ngola.
“That’s not a fair and balanced investigation,” he said.?
Read the full CBC article here:
About Craig Hannaford
Craig Hannaford?is the former head of the RCMP Commercial Crime Section and of the RCMP’s Stock Market Fraud Section. Craig is a Licensed Private Investigator, is a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) and a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Craig also has his Masters of Science in Economic Crime Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Craig has been a Senior Investigator at?Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc.?since March 2019 focusing on commercial fraud, civil litigation support, investigative accounting, asset searches and miscellaneous problem solving.