A Lethem woman is accusing Police in Region Nine of forcing her to implicate her husband in the death of 53-year-old Michael Adolph.
Adolph of Tabatinga, Lethem, in Central Rupununi, was on November 10, 2022, discovered motionless in a well in a yard at Tabatinga, Lethem.
The woman, who identified herself as Randi Roberts, said that she and her husband, Eustace Menezes, were arrested and taken into Police custody.
“I was released last night because the Police told me to say that I have to say m husband murdered the man, and if I say so, they would release me so I can be home with my baby,” Roberts said in the video shared with MTV News Update.
In fact, she claimed that the Police shouted at her and even threatened her before making the video of her providing the statement.
“The video is not true either because I told him one thing, and they telling me I have to say it is your husband,” she concluded.
When contacted by our team, the Commander of Regional Division Nine, Rapheal Rose, confirmed that the woman was arrested and subsequently released.
When asked about the threatening allegations, the Commander noted that he was unaware of that but implored the woman to lodge a report with the Station so that a probe could be launched.
It was reported that Adolph had two small cuts to his head when his motionless body was discovered.
Moreover, the dead man’s 23-year-old daughter had told Police that she last saw her father on November 7, 2022, at about 05:30h, when he left home.