More Lindeners testify at Linden COI seeking compensation – 30th Jan 2013
Today’s hearing of the Commission became tense, when this man, David Shemroy Vigilance, appeared to claim for compensation.
Mr. Vigilance said he worked his way up from almost nothing to a businessman of some means.
Mr. Vigilance said that during the protest, the Police stole a gold chain and two gold rings, which together , were valued at $300, 000. He soon earned the nickname the $300, 000 man, because he also claimed that the Police snatched his bag containing $300, 000. That story did not sit well with the Commissioners, since in his written statement, the man said nothing of the Police having stolen his money bag. The Commission was not buying the story, even if the man had testified to this fact before. The Commissioners felt the matter of a money bag containg $300, 000 was too significant to have been left out of his statement.
With Mr. Vigilance getting nowhere on his claim of having lost his money bag of $300, 000, he brushed off the Commissioners, saying he was leaving it up to “His Majesty” to decide. That comment got him a reprimand from the Chairman of the Commission, to behave himself.
Also appearing before the Commission today was Mr. Hugh Anthony Stevens, who said he was shot in the eye by Police firing pellets into the crowd.
Mr. Hugh was told to get an estimate of his expenses, such as the cost for the surgery overseas and the airfare, and return to the Commission.
Carlton Mohan appeared before the Commission to claim for the money he used to buy a truck and trailer which were both set alight during the protests.
Vishnu Singh, the owner of a fuel tanker which went up in flames, made a claim for $9 million.