AFC believes Trotman’s accuser is part of grand scheme to entrap, tarnish Party

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AFC Executive Member & Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman and AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan.
AFC Executive Member & Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman and AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Alliance for Change (AFC) has provided evidence in which Attorney – at – Law, Jaya Manickchand [sister of Education Minister, Priya Manickchand] acted on behalf of Johnny Welshman, who is alleging that Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman raped him some ten years ago.

Manickchand during an interview with another online news entity sought to distance herself from the young man and reportedly stated that he has not retained her services.

The AFC in a statement provided four text messages sent from a mobile phone, reportedly owned by Manickchand to Trotman, who is also an Executive Member of the AFC.

Below are the messages: The number is being withheld by iNews for security purposes.

Jaya Manickchand
Jaya Manickchand

+592 0000000 09/19/14 5:27 PM

Raphel, good afternoon. I need to speak with you urgently re: Jonny Welshman, who sought my services. In your interest and that of your family’s I think this matter should be settled quickly and discreetly

+592 0000000 09/19/14 5:29 PM

If a settlement cannot be reached I will recuse myself from the matter…I think that you have young daughters who need protection from a mean press and you have your reputation at stake.

+592 0000000 09/19/14 5:29 PM

Please contact me at the earliest so that we can discuss a way forward.

+592 0000000 09/19/14 5:29 PM

This is jaya ManIckchand

According to the AFC, “It is evident that Ms. Manickchand acted extensively on behalf of Mr. Welshman and was deeply involved in representing his interests. Further it is the belief of the AFC that Mr. Welshman and his representatives and associates are part of an elaborate politically motivated plot to entrap Mr. Trotman in an attempt to derail the impending No Confidence Motion.”

“The AFC calls on Ms. Manickchand, a former PPP nominated GECOM commissioner, to frankly admit her full role. The party believes that any attempt whether by Ms. Manickchand, her representatives or agents or anyone else, to create a public impression that she has not been acting on behalf of Mr. Welshman would be disingenuous, wicked and false.”

The young man in question made damning revelations on his Facebook Page against the Speaker, stating that he had sexual intercourse with him some ten years ago. He has since made a report to the Guyana Police Force.

Trotman on the other hand, has denied the allegations, claiming that the young man is unstable “…who sadly, appears to have a troubled mind. I categorically deny his wicked assertions.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. I dont think anyone should come to a conclusion on this issue; it wud be unfair to all parties involved. Im not a supporter of any political group. Mr. Trotman has the right to defend himself.it is time the adults of this nation deal with issues as matured ppl.

  2. PPP & PPPC very much afraid of PNC – be reminded that Trotman is not and will never be an AFC..PNC Trotman have his PNC people in place in the judiciary waiting to spring into action should any lawyer takes this case..You guys will soon see who are top dogs in AFC…There are only two and those two are PNC Trotman and PNC Nigel Hughes..hu mentioned Ramjattan and Nagamoottoo? They are now Ramjawho and Nagawho in AFC….

  3. Bhola
    THIS YOUNG MAN IS TELLING THE TRUTH HE WAS MOLESTED BUT BECAUSE, HE IS AN ORDINARY MAN AND AFC HAVE ALL THESE HIGH POWER ATTORNEY ON TROTMAN TEAM HE CAN MOVE TO THE COURT AND PUT GAG ORDER WHAT A SHAME ON THE SPEAKER AND THE REST OF THE AFC BULLIES

  4. If you read the thing properly you will see that Jaya is trying to protect Trott butt, pardon the word! The AFC should thank her. But yes the young man has to be protected. He too has rights. In these matters it is always convenient to blame the victim. And that is what is happening. Lets see what the police findings come up with but the young man needs an attorney, maybe more than one.

  5. someone must represent this young man.
    if Ms Jaya cannot, then the state must provide legal representation.
    This is a Guyanese and as such the Government of Guyana must look after its citizens in need.
    The AFC can assume, guess or whatever wild scheme they are capable of pulling out of thin air. Fact remain, a young man claimed that he was sexually molested.
    I have seen alleged criminals defended pro bono by Mr Hughes, is there no lawyer who can defend this badly wounded young man?
    If no one can defend this young man, he should widen his appeal to his community or even go foreign.

  6. isnt it amazing afc can talk to de press about de case but not the victim? afc moved to the court. the court gag de victim. something not right with tratman from day one i see he. he does walk and wiggle. trust me.. take a look see for yourself. he still walk n wiggle to dis day

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