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| Today Detective Sergeant Dion Bascom was charged in the Georgetown Magistrate Court for “Using a Computer System to humiliate a person contrary to section 19(5)(a) of the Cyber Crime Act, No. 16 of 2018.” According to the Particulars of Offense
i. On Saturday 13th August, 2022, at Eve Leary, Georgetown, Bascom used computer system to transmit electronic data with intent to humiliate, harass, or cause substantial distress to Superintendent Mitchell Caesar; and
ii. On Friday 19th August, 2022, at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, Bascom used a computer system to transmit electronic data with intent to humiliate, harass, or cause substantial distress to Superintendent Chabinauth Singh.
The complainant is Richard Frank, Inspector of Police.
Bascom was released on $300,000.00 bail. He is being represented by attorneys-at-law Nigel Hughes, Khemraj Ramjattan, who was former Minister of Public Security, and Narissa Leander.
On Monday evening Bascom spoke with a team of United States (U.S) security investigators. In conversations that lasted more than five hours the embattled sergeant provided investigators with detailed information pertaining to his social media recording, the statement he gave the police last February, WhatsApp messages, screenshots, and other information the public is not privy to. It would appear the U.S has an interest in the probe.
Bascom, in a shared press conference with Hughes, on 19th August, said he stands by statements he made in the recordings.
Last Friday the Ministry of Home Affairs released a statement which said the Regional Security Service (RSS), having conducted an inquiry, found no evidence of corrupt practice or any attempt to cover up Ricardo Fagundes aka Paper Short murder case.
Fagundes was killed in a hail of bullets in front of Palm Court nightclub, Georgetown, on 21st March, 2021. Bascom, in a damning social recording on social media, accused senior members of the Guyana Police Force of being corrupt and implicated Superintendent Mitchell Caesar in a cover up with city businessman, Nazruddin Mohamed, in the killing of Fagundes. Both have denied the allegations and the businessman has since filed a $200 million defamation lawsuit against Bascom.
Issuing a statement shortly after the ministry’s release, Bascom pointed out among other things that, “First thing how can the RSS do any kind of investigation without interviewing me, the person that is speaking out about this cover-up?; How can the RSS say that the bribery allegations is hear-say without interviewing me to find out where I get that information from and whether the person that told me had proof of same?”
The public is asking the ministry to release the RSS Report.