[www.inewsguyana.com] – Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali – Hack has cleared the air on her office allegedly providing protection to Johnny Welshman, who is claiming that he was sexually assaulted by Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman.
A statement from the DPP’s office today, Wednesday, September 24 noted that at no time did she ever promise Welsman to provide protection to him, as he had stated to a local newspaper.
“The Director of Public Prosecutions herein wishes to categorically state that at no time did she ever engage in a conversation, telephone or otherwise, with Mr, Welshman. The DPP further categorically states that since she did not have any conversation with Mr. Welshman, she could not or did not gave assurances that she will provide protection for him as is alleged,” the DPP’s statement noted.
According to the statement, a complaint was received from Mr. Welshman in writing at approximately 12:50 midday today.
“…and further, that this was the first time that Mr. Welshman had interacted with or visited the DPP’s Chambers.”
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.
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.”
The Speaker believes the young man was motivated by politicians to make these accusations against him in an effort to divert attention from a serious upcoming matter in the House when Parliament reconvenes.