Jagdeo a no – show at Whim Magistrate’s Court; case postponed to May

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]

Supporters lined up outside the Whim Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Supporters lined up outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
By Tracey Khan – Drakes

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo failed to show up at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Monday, April 20 to answer private criminal charge of uttering racially divisive remarks, filed against him by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram.

The case has since been postponed to May 25, to allow for the complainant’s lawyers to respond to arguments filed by Jagdeo’s lawyer, Senior Counsel Bernard DeSantos, who contended that the service was not “effected”; meaning Jagdeo was not served with the summons.

DeSantos said that he appeared at the hearing today out of courtesy upon learning of the matter. He pointed out that the complaint/charge filed by Ram provides no evidence than an offence was committed. 

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]
Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews’ Photo]
However, the Attorney representing Ram told the Court that the officer who was charged with the task of serving the summons was unsuccessful on two occasions after visiting Jagdeo’s home.

The Court heard that on one occasion, he was told that Jagdeo was sleeping and the security guard refused to accept the summons.

The charge required the former Guyanese leader to personally appear in court to plead guilty or not guilty.

Supporters lined up outside the Whim Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Supporters lined up outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
Meanwhile, scores of Jagdeo’s supporters congregated outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court and called for the matter to be thrown out of court. Ram was forced to take another route after the supporters hurled insults and threats at him.

The charges against Jagdeo stemmed from remarks he made at Babu John, Port Mourant in March 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.”



  1. PNC/AFC are getting more and more desperate as the Election day draweth near. They have done almost everything to keep the Champion off the campaign trail. Ram the wife beater whose wife literally run away from him is so full of himself that he is showing the world how arrogant he is.
    The guy is so low that he took one of PNC most Pugnacious aggressor to attack PPP supporters.
    Look at how they attack their own Granger. Please Google: “Granger escorted from meeting by police after being chased by angry Lindeners”
    Shame on you Sherlina Nageer! Shame on you PNC!

  2. galfromna, are you stupid like 007, Mr. Champion is there to stay , likewise the PPP/C . And dung with you fools. No force , natural or evil can win the PPP/C , put that in your puipe and smoke it .

  3. Jagdeo is the champion of the Cuss Down breed of people. The PPP know no other way but Cuss Down mentality. When Jagdeo was President, even his own Ministers were afraid of him because of his cuss down mentality. They would sit at cabinet meetings while Jagdeo berate them with language that would make a “bad woman” shame.
    Some others in the PPP, like Irfan and Priya have emulated Jagdeo’s disgraceful behavior.

  4. Breaking News!!! Attention all PNC/AFC listen up.
    The Champion, our Champion is here to stay!!! President Jagdeo will continue to campaign with/for PPP. PPP strong man will always be with us. He is not running for any Presidency or Ministerial position but he is here to stay.
    Dr. Jagdeo will continue to Talk like a Champion, Walk like a Champion, run like a Champion, sing like a Champion, He is the Champion, He is our Champion!
    Long live President Jagdeo!!! Long live the PPP!!! Long live President Ramotar!!

  5. me? i ent understand what happened here::police didnt charged the man..no case sent to dpp for charges to be instituted..and inews becoming a the fouth culprick..your headlines sounds like u joined the gutter rats sn kn dm waves..Jagdeo a no – show at Whim Magistrate’s Court; case postponed to May…
    is he bound by law to show up in court??? you people are getting sicker by the day..not one of you can do this trash to any PNC member if not you will have to print from overseas..

  6. Ask Jadgeo how much of the government money he waste, then leave Ram alone. The Magistrate cut good card. He put off the court case till after election, so that everyone can go after Jagdeo, because he will not have the protection of the PPP/C government, He will be naked and then he will know his true friends.

  7. west dem are you mad? One must first be proven guilty before you can put out warrant. Ram got no case here, I think the man might turn back sue Ram.

  8. @ Investor. Why would an arrest warrant be issued???.

    This is utter nonsense. A waste of tax payers money. Christopher Ram has nothing better to do.

  9. i wonder if these supporters / cult-follower were bussed in or the ppp / government provided them lifts with trucks from guysuco?

    look, if this had taken place in any other country, a warrant would have been issued for jagdeo’s arrest and the next stage he dare mount at any political rally he would have been summarily arrested and hauled off to court.

    this man is a disgrace and a real danger to the guyanese people. all this racial divisiveness he is involved it will come full circle and bite him in the ass. i am sure many guyanese are looking forward to that day when he is arrested and charged for crimes against the guyanese people.

  10. So one could lock stay in his bedroom to avoid being served and get away with it? Why did the magistrate not issue an arrest warrant?


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