[www.inewsguyana.com] – Six gunmen invaded a Madia, Corentyne home yesterday, beating the family and escaping with millions in cash and jewellery.
The traumatized family is upset with the police response to the crime, as it took them some two hours to turn up at the crime scene. The police were also accused of not answering the telephone.
As a result, residents took to the streets yesterday, protesting against the police inaction at the Whim Police Station and accused the police of sloppy investigations, favoritism, corruption and harassment.
The residents complained bitterly to Alliance For Change (AFC) representatives during a meeting. AFC members, Abel Seetaram, Dr Verasammy Ramayya and Mark Ross supported the protest action.
Residents from both Tain and Maida villages came together and protested from Lancaster to Whim. The protesters numbered about 40, including young children.