A team of investigators from the Guyana Defence Force was dispatched to the Colonel John Clarke Military School in Tacama last evening, following a report by an Officer Cadet that he was assaulted by his training instructors, a statement from the GDF said today.
The incident allegedly occurred between Wednesday 13th August and Thursday 14th August during a training exercise in Tacama.
The statement said that the Officer Cadet was first brought to the Base Ayanganna Medical Centre then taken to the GPHC where he was seen by a specialist. He is currently under the care of the Force Medical Officer in Camp Ayanganna where he was also visited by his parents.
The GDF Chief of Staff Mark Phillips has ordered that a Board of Inquiry be convened immediately to unearth all issues relating to this incident. Further, reiterated in the statement that the Force does not condone violence in any form against its ranks.
There have been incidents in recent years where serious allegations have been leveled against training instructors by cadets.