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Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee agrees with calls for an investigation into alleged cop killer’s torture allegations – 22nd May 2013

CaptureThe allegations of torture made by murder accused Shaka Chase against some members of the Guyana Police Force should be investigated, those were the sentiments of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee.

The Minister was speaking to members of the media at Eve Leary on Tuesday. Chase who is charged with the murder of Police Corporal Romein Cleto told his lawyers that he was beaten and tortured into making a confession. The Police have since denied that the man was tortured during their investigation.

Minister Rohee said he is not sure if the Police has commenced an investigation, but as a professional body once an allegation is made the Police should inform the Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate.

The 26-year-old man is expected back in court tomorrow. The Police are claiming that gunpowder residue was found on the hands of the suspect and he was positively identified during an ID parade.  But according to his Attorney, James Bond, what is more alarming is that on the night of the shooting the young man turned himself into the Police after his name was called in the Policeman’s murder. The Attorney is also alleging that the Police also refused to take statements from persons who can attest to the man’s whereabouts.

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