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GUYANA | Toy Gun assailant attacks police at Chief Justice's home

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Featured  Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 21, 2020 - One day prior to the start of the case management of the much-anticipated elections petition the Guyana police are baffled as to why a toy gun assailant would be so brazen as to attack police officers guarding the home of Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire.

According to investigators, on Wednesday afternoon, two police personnel were on guard duty when the female constable retired to the washroom.  While there she was confronted by a man in black short pants and a white jersey tied around his face, armed with what a appeared to be a black handgun.

After pointing the object at her he attempted to punch her and missed. She made an alarm and her colleague, armed with a .38 revolver came to her aid. The assailant pointed the object at the policeman who took cover. The miscreant however discarded the object which turned out to be a toy gun and made good his escape.

The Chief Justice is scheduled on Thursday, to preside over a case management session with lawyers for the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change Coalition; the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Guyana Elections Commission, in relation to the two elections petitions filed by the opposition APNU/AFC.

The APNU/AFC coalition in a statement condemned the attack and called for tighter security for the Chief Justice. “We call on the Guyana Police Force and the State to provide heightened 24-hour security for the Chief Justice to ensure her safety and protection and that she is able to proceed with the case management and hearing of the elections petitions without hindrance.”

The coalition said the incident was aimed at intimidating the Chief Justice, as part of a criminal plot to thwart the elections petitions. “The PPP is the only party that is desperate for the hearing of the elections petition to be delayed and thus ample motive for executing such a vile and intimidatory act on the eve of the case management hearing,” the coalition said.

However, in response the PPP administration said “For the record, the PPP/C Government has nothing to fear from either of the two Election Petitions filed and we have already stated that they are frivolous, vexatious and as without merit as every other legal proceedings APNU+AFC have filed in recent times.”

The coalition is maintaining that the general elections of March 2, 2020 were rigged, with persons voting in the names of deceased and migrants, among many other irregularities and anomalies.

Last modified onThursday, 22 October 2020 00:38
  • Countries: Guyana