The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) said it is appalled at the current crime waves that seem to have overtaken our country, resulting in the loss of life and property of many hardworking and decent citizens of Guyana.
“There is a root cause that results in the behaviour pattern of people to resort to such despicable crimes, and the disregard for fellow human life. This needs to be addressed, as Government actions and Policing will not bring a cessation to the current situation,” CIOG said in a statement.
The CIOG, meanwhile, lauded the Guyana Police Force for its prompt actions in arresting many of the suspects, especially in the case of the recent burning of the home of Mr. & Mrs. Munir that resulted in their demise. “The action of the Police will certainly send a positive message to those who are contemplating committing any crimes, that the arm of the law is long but sure,” CIOG stated.
The CIOG also appealed to all Guyanese to “end the blame game” and to be more proactive in assisting the Police with relevant information that may assist in solving the crimes.
“The public should become more aware and alert, and be engaged in being their brother’s keeper, in order to deter criminal activities in our neighbourhoods. It should be the duty of every Citizen to ensure that all information is given to the Police, and moreover be confident that there will be no repercussion for doing so,” the organisation said.
The islamic organisation also extended “our deepest sympathies to the families of the bereaved, and pray that the Almighty will grant them patience and perseverance during their trials”.