Two men charged for Agricola unrest, Lawyer describes charges as witch-hunt – 19th Nov 2012
A University of Guyana student and another man from Agricola, were today placed on $75,000 bail, each on damage to property charges, following the Agricola unrest.
Lawyers for the men are saying that the charges are politically motivated, since the police were in receipt of information, which showed that both defendants were ordinary road users on the day when the road was blocked.
Dwain Gibson and Nigel Garraway appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate Court this morning.
The damage to property charges amounting to 4.3 million dollars in tyres and one Ford motor van valued at approximately $1 million dollars, allegedly owned by Anthony Rutherford.
The two men will return to court on 21st November.
Disgruntled Agricola residents blocked the main East Bank access road in protest of the police shooting death of teenager, Shaquille Grant.
What angered the residents, is the police treatment of one of the officers in custody and a statement attributed to Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon, indicating that Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, shall not remove.
The opposition parties have called for him to resign or be removed by the President, stating that they have no confidence in his stewardship of the Police Force.