Police deny they have been instructed to arrest Jagdeo

The Guyana Police Force today denied that it has been instructed to arrest Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over a speech he had given at Port Mourant on March 11.

A statement from the police force follows:

Following a recent Press Statement by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic in which the party alleged that the Guyana Police Force has been instructed by Congress Place and the Office of the President to arrest, detain, and charge Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party  Mr Bharrat Jagdeo, MP for willfully inciting or attempting to incite racial hostility in relation to a speech at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant, Corentyne, on March 11, 2019; please be advised as follows.

The Guyana Police Force wishes to clearly refute such statement and to inform all and sundry that the Ministry of the Presidency, the People’s National Congress- Reform or A Partnership for National Unity have not given any such instruction or advice.

Additionally, the Guyana Police Force wishes to state that it remains a professional organization and any action previously or currently being taken, is wholly pursuant to legal advice obtained and or to engage in investigations.

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