Chess champion seeking to move on after being cleared of robbery attempt

-recounts wrongful arrest, alleged brutality

Despite allegations that he was brutalised by police and that attempts were made to force him to sign documents, national chess champion Wendell Meusa plans to “move on peacefully” after the experience and instead focus his attention once again on chess.

Meusa, 25, was charged on June 18 with assault with intent to rob. However, the charge was dismissed last Friday when the virtual complainant, Sheliza Mohammed, testified that he was not the perpetrator.

Yesterday, Meusa spoke with Stabroek News and shared his tale of incarceration and subsequent freedom.

“I’m trying to do this to shed some light on what occurred from the 15th of June to now and to sensitise the public about the truth,” he explained.

According to Meusa, Guyana’s highest rated chess champion, his ordeal began on Sunday, June 15, when he was sitting in the front seat of a short bus to Grove. While in the vehicle, he said, an argument broke out in the bus as it neared the intersection of D’urban and High Streets. One man, he said, yelled for the bus to stop and …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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