Updated: May 27, 2022
An assault charge against businessman and A New and United Guyana (ANUG) executive Kian Jabour has been withdrawn, said the party on Tuesday.
In February, Jabour, 34, of Rahaman’s Park, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was charged for unlawfully assaulting a woman, causing her actual bodily harm. He was released on $20,000 bail.
On Tuesday, ANUG said they are happy to welcome Jabour back to active participation in the party’s executive since he had “exiled himself” from political life following allegations of assault by the woman.
“As stated initially by the party and reiterated, we believe in the pillars of respect for individual rights, as well as the premise of innocence until proven otherwise. It is too easy for social media trolls with malevolent and ulterior intent to use that platform to spread uninformed and biased opinion as if it were fact, and to demonize individuals with little to no evidence,” the party posited.
The 34-year-old businessman became popular on Facebook after a video surfaced with him and a woman having a confrontation. He even told the young woman that she was mentally unstable.