[www.inewsguyana.com] – High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh has dismissed a private criminal charge against former President and now Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.
Jagdeo was accused of uttering racially divisive remarks by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram. The ruling revealed that Magistrate Charlyn Artiga has no jurisdiction to hear the case.
The charge against Jagdeo stemmed from remarks he made at Babu John, Port Mourant in March 2015 at the commemorative event for late Presidents Cheddi and Janet Jagan.
The former President had said, “The opposition consistently shout about the racism of the PPP but they practise racism. The opposition beat drums at six in the morning and say let us throw out those coolie people.”