Calls for Meri’s Double standard to be Investigated
Two social activists and two trade unionists took it upon themselves to mount a picketing exercise outside the home affairs ministry calling for a broad based and independent investigation into the sweeping allegations made by controversial assistant commissioner of Police Steve Merai. Merai reportedly linked two senior police officers to persons in the drug underworld.
Speaking with reporters Freddie Kissoon one of the protesters said that the group will use the picketing exercise to focus on the double standards of Mr Merai. He said that the plan is to take the issue beyond Merai’s allegations.
Lincoln Lewis general secretary of the Guyana trade union congress said that the allegations are serious and he was looking for answers. He said that the protest action was a continuation of an exercise the group has started more than two years ago.
The criminal investigation department of the Guyana police force is currently looking into those allegations. Capital news understands that one of the senior officers who was fingered in the allegations has since tendered his resignation.