Communications Officer at the Department of Infrastructure, Miguel Fevrier, has found himself in hot water after an explicitly laced voice note of him threatening to kill and have persons visit an acquaintance for $350.00, was widely circulated via social media and popular messaging platforms BiP and Whatsapp.
In the voice note, Fevrier is heard profanely demanding the cash he paid for a high-end mobile phone and adding an extra $150.00 to the sum as he was made to wait for the money for too long.
On Sunday morning, Fevrier sought to clear the air during a Facebook Live session, where he issued an apology to persons who had heard the exchange and proceeded to explain why he had “stooped to the level” of the individual at the receiving end of his verbal onslaught.
The individual, someone Fevrier admitted to meeting a few years ago while working as a reporter with MBC had stayed in sporadic contact with him. Fevrier says in mid-October of this year he was contacted about a possible loan for $150.00 to clear a mobile phone which he declined.
However, a subsequent voice note by the individual to Fevrier informing him of a Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra that was ordered specifically for the Communications Officer would see the exchange of $350.00 being made.
According to the Communications Officer, the $350.00 was the amount he was made to believe would be sufficient to clear the device from Customs, however, it became apparent to him that he was scammed by the individual who had promised to deliver the high-end mobile phone after the individual failed to deliver or numerous occasions.
Fevrier who consequentially regretted sending the message revealed that he was at his wits’ end in trying to recover his money after weeks of reaching out to the individual to make good on his promise. He conceded that the threat came from a place of anger and was idle. The persons, whom he declared would find the individual were in fact members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force as according to him, a report was made before the threat.
The 30 minutes Live came to an end after Fevrier received a phone call which he informed viewers was someone needing to get to the hospital.