Police deny being directed to detain, charge Jagdeo

The Guyana Police Force and the PNCR have both denied that instructions were passed by the latter for the arrest, detainment and charging of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in relation to comments made at Babu Jaan.

“The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) strongly condemns the gross misinformation contained in a Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) press release dated, April 15th 2019. In that release, the PPP erroneously and mischievously stated that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was instructed by Congress Place and the Office of the President to arrest, detain and charge Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the PPP, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo with criminal offence(s) under the Racial Hostility Act  Chapter 23:01, Laws of Guyana for willfully exciting or attempting to excite racial hostility in  relation to a speech delivered at Babu John, Port Mourant, Corentyne, on the 11th day of March, 2019,” the PNCR release stated…..

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