A massive protest erupted this morning at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, ECD) after a false report circulated suggesting that the police officer arrested for the fatal shooting of Quindon Bacchus was released from custody.
President Irfaan Ali, in a statement, called out the news agency for spreading false narrative, which put many lives at risk.
The Head of State urged the protestors who were blocking off several roads along the East Coast to “go home and allow the system to work” and posited that “we cannot base our (their) actions on misleading information.”
According to the President, the investigation into Quindon’s death has made massive progress and noted that the report from the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) would be submitted next week to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further advice.
“This is an independent process, and I am assured by the chairman who has advised, he is hoping by Monday he will be in a position to present a report to the DPP. So I’m asking residents to please go home, to please clear the roadway, please allow the system to work,” the Head of State insisted.
In a brief statement this morning, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) informed the public that the rank remains under open arrest and confined to Police Headquarters.
Police ranks and Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn were on the scene monitoring the situation.