[www.inewsguyana.com] – After being accused of baton-raping a young man in 2013 at the Timehri Police Station, Policeman Devin Singh, is again being accused of torture.
Singh and Rosyln Tilbury were jointly charged with assaulting Colwyn Harding while he was in custody at the Timehri Police Station between November 1 and 13, 2013.
Now Singh is being accused of the torture of Linden resident, Adina Bowen and others. Bowen is now in the Camp Street jail facing a joint charge of murder for which he claims he was beaten into confession.
Bowen’s relatives claimed that on May 05, Singh and other ranks swooped down on Bowen’s residence and arrested his fiancé Latisha Garraway while claiming that a firearm magazine was discovered in the home.
Bowen was not at home at the time, but when he found out that his girlfriend was arrested, he went down to the McKenzie Police station, where he was told of an allegation of murder against him. He denied the allegation.
Bowen’s relatives claimed that Singh and other officers proceeded to beat and torture him, “forcing a plastic bag containing a noxious gas that was sprayed from a black and red can and placed over Bowen head, suffocating and causing him to lose consciousness.”
Bowen told relatives that he was awaken by water being thrown to his face and more blows about his body, generally in the region of his abdomen and back. When he refused to sign what he now believes is a confession statement, he was again beaten until he eventually signed.
The Preliminary Inquiry into the charge of murder brought against Bowen, who is jointly charged with two others, is expected to be held shortly.