APNU alarmed at armed robberies, reiterates call for Rohee to go

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Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Tuesday, expressed its “horror” at the high rate of armed robberies and “the state of insecurity and lawlessness that prevail under the stewardship of Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee.”

The 10-party coalition’s call came after a series of armed robberies and the death of at least one person at the hands of criminals in less than 48 hours.

On Monday, gunmen attacked and robbed a Laluni Street, Queenstown Dental Clinic, followed by an attempted robbery at Bagotstown, during which a suspected robber was shot.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening a Guyhoc Park man was shot dead and a bandit injured after a group of gunmen stormed the Fuzzy Variety Store in the area and attempted to rob the owner and customers.

Gunmen earlier in the day robbed the Rubis Gas Station on Vlissengen Road and Akbar Auto Sales .

“APNU initiated a motion of No-Confidence in Mr. Rohee’s ability to manage the security sector almost a year ago on the 30th July 2012. The Guyanese people, through their elected representatives, sent a clear message to the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration that they had lost confidence in the Minister of Home Affairs. The situation has gotten worse over the past year,” the release said.

“APNU once again calls on President Donald Ramotar to revoke Mr. Rohee’s appointment as Minister of Home Affairs. He should be replaced by someone capable of restoring the people’s confidence in the Government’s ability to keep them safe.”

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