Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes walks out of Linden Commission of Inquiry
Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, who represents the interests of the relatives of the persons killed at the Linden protests, walked out on the Linden Commission of Inquiry today saying he would no longer be making representations before the Commission.
His move came after a rather testy exchange between himself and Chairman of the Commission, Justice Lensley Wolfe, while Senior Superintendent, Clifton Hicken was on the stand.
Snr. Superintendent Clifton Hicken, during a series of questioning said, he “could not recall”. When Hicken turned to the Commissioners asking them if he could get permission to explain, Hughes chimed in and asked if he was seeking permission to shoot him. It all went downhill from there.
Hughes refused to withdraw his statement and as such was not allowed to further question Hicken.
Later, Commissioner Justice Cecil Kennard said, he would not want to be seen as not allowing the attorney to ask questions and sought to get Hughes back on track, at that stage, Hughes said, he has been advised by those he represent that he no longer appears before the Commission.
The Attorney as he left the hearing, told Capitol News that he was not being allowed to ask questions and the Senior Superintendent was clearly not being forthright in his responses. He said, that was the last straw.
Attorney Nigel Hughes said, he has put all evidence to the Commission and he is confident that if they focus on that evidence, they would be able to arrive at a proper decision when that time comes.