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Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards said that the Judiciary of Guyana views with deep concern and dismay the recent intrusion and attack on the security and home of the Chief Justice of Guyana.
“Such attacks on any citizen cannot be condoned.
We understand that this matter is under investigation and has seized the attention of the highest level of the Police Force.
The Judiciary looks forward to a speedy resolution of the investigation even as it continues to discharge its functions and uphold the rule of law, ” Justice Cummings-Edwards said.
Police in a statement have said that they are investigating an incident which occurred on Wednesday whereby a man with a fake gun showed up at the residence of Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George-Wiltshire, attacking cops on duty.
According to police reports, at around 14:00 hours, two ranks were on duty at the Chief Justice’s residence when one left the hut and went into the washroom. There, she was confronted by a male wearing a black short pants and a white jersey tied around his face. He was armed with what appeared to be a black handgun.
The said male approached the rank and pointed the object at her and fired a punch at her but missed. The rank then called out for the other rank who was in the garage of the building, who was armed with a .38 revolver.
“The rank, having heard the call, went out to see who it was when the said male pointed the object at him causing the rank to take cover. However, the person then dropped the object and ran in a northern direction and jumped over a fence and made good his escape,” the police stated.
No shots were fired and no one was injured. The object picked up is suspected to be a toy gun and the same has been lodged.
The incident occurred just one day before the Chief Justice is expected to preside over the Case Management hearing in relation to the Elections Petitions challenging the validity of the March 2 General and Regional Elections. The police are now conducting an investigation into the incident.