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Lawyer gets $100,000 bail over racial slurs

Updated: May 27, 2022

Attorney-at-Law, Nirvan Singh

Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh was today granted bail for $100,000 for allegedly using racial slurs against a policewoman.

Singh of Middle and Cummings Street, Georgetown, was hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge when it was read to him.

The charge stated that on March 20, 2022, at the corner of Middle and Cummings Street Georgetown, using words spoken in a public place, he willfully excited and/or attempted to excite hostility and ill-will against Shawnette Bollers on the ground of her race as an Afro-Guyanese.

The attorney was ordered to refrain from contacting the victim, and the Magistrate adjourned the matter to May 18.

In her lawsuit filed with the High Court, Bollers, through attorney-at-Law Eusi Anderson stated that Singh approached her on the night in question and chased her out of the property, forcing her to abandon her post and duties for the night.

The policewoman argued that in chasing her out, the Attorney-at-Law used the following words to her in a loud and aggressive manner, which amounted to defamation of her character.

"Get out!, get off my property!... you monkey, a black monkey (you) black people have no purpose in life," Bollers said in her lawsuit, noting that the ordeal lasted for 14 minutes.

Following the ordeal, the policewoman said she fled the scene and walked a couple of miles to another location in Georgetown in the dark of night alone.

She noted that she receives professional counselling and therapy to help restore normal sleep and eating patterns ravaged by slander and attendant events.


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